The NASBA Experience Verification Service is one of the latest initiatives, and it helps qualified candidates get the CPA license. Because this is a newer service, let’s see how it works in this video:
As of August 2019, NASBA Experience Verification is available in the following states and jurisdictions:
And candidates that have sat for the CPA exam in other states may be eligible to transfer CPA scores to these jurisdictions.
However, don’t worry if your state is not listed. Because based on how NASBA has rolled out its services in the past, more state boards will likely join once it proves to be successful.
Before exploring this service, please make sure you have:
This is high-end — $500 for domestic candidates, and $700 for international candidates. Payments are made by credit card via an online portal.
Given the price, this is designed to be an (almost) hassle-free experience with personalized guidance. Let’s check out the steps.
A NASBA Client Manager calls you within 2-3 business days of your application. This person will assess your eligibility and help you in selecting / switching state boards if necessary. Basically, this person will guide you through the entire process.
These managers come from the NIES team. They have lots of experience in state board rules and credential evaluation.
Your experience will be verified by a local provider. It takes about 2 to 6 weeks.
The interview will be conducted either over the phone or through Skype. Unfortunately, there is no translation service at the moment.
A report will be prepared and submitted to your state board. The process typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks, but can last up to 12 weeks.
There are a few states with more flexible experience requirements. And you can try to figure this out for yourself and arrange for exam credit transfers on your own.
We explain the background, common issues and solutions in our CPA experience requirement page. On that page, there are suggestions on how you can get further info from the NASBA database.
You are almost done on your CPA journey. Best of luck!
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