Addressing FAQs on International Delivery of the CPA Examination- Ken Bishop - Thursday - Regionals 2011

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Addressing FAQs on International Delivery of the CPA Examination- Ken Bishop - Thursday - Regionals 2011

  1. 1. Addressing FAQs about International Delivery of the CPA Examination<br />Ken L. Bishop, Executive Vice President and COO, NASBA<br />2011 Regional Meetings – Omaha, NE and Point Clear, AL<br />
  2. 2. Overall Concept<br />Use the state-based licensure process to drive increased licensure rates<br />Market and communicate value to candidates, employers, and consumers<br />Candidates sign “informed consent” including commitment to obtain license<br />Central database of all international licensees <br />Scores “archived” or made inactive if license not achieved or maintained<br />Terms: Extend the current NASBA – AICPA – Prometric agreement to include international administration<br />
  3. 3. Logistics<br />May 1st Registration began<br />August 1st International administration will launch<br />The CPA Exam will be administered at Prometric test centers<br />Selected countries: <br />Bahrain<br />Japan<br />Kuwait<br />Lebanon<br />United Arab Emirates (UAE)<br />
  4. 4. Future Locations<br />To be determined. The AICPA and NASBA will announce expansion plans as they become available.<br />
  5. 5. Prometric’s Global Test Centers<br />
  6. 6. Frequently Asked Questions<br /> What happens if a candidate does not get licensed within three (3) years?<br />How will international candidates meet their CPE requirements?<br />Will international candidates be able to meet the experience requirement for certification/license?<br />How will disciplinary issues be investigated and resolved?<br />Will NASBA assist state boards with international issues?<br />
  7. 7. Thank you!<br />

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