5/16/2022 On February 25, 2022, NASBA and the AICPA announced the transition policy for the 2024 CPA Exam.
The new CPA Exam consists of a new core + disciplines. It will continue to provide a strong foundation in accounting, auditing, and tax while adding increased emphasis in technology. All sections of the new Exam will test on technology knowledge and skills. CPA candidates will also test in their choice of one of the three new discipline sections: Business Analysis & Reporting (BAR); Information Systems & Controls (ISC); and Tax Compliance and Planning (TAP).
5/16/2022 Have you heard of the CPA Evolution initiative? Are you aware that the Uniform CPA Examination (CPA Exam) is changing significantly in January 2024? It is important that you learn about this initiative and the upcoming changes to the CPA Exam to fully understand how it might impact your journey to CPA licensure.
1/10/2022 2021 CPE Report Reminders
The 2021 CPE Reporting reminder correspondence was distributed to all Active licensees on November 18, 2021.
You may access the online CPE Reporting Form at: https://www.boa.wv.gov/renewals/cpe/index.asp . The form is now open year-round in order to accommodate those licensees who would like to utilize the online reporting form as a CPE tracker tool. The online form allows you to log your CPE courses as you obtain them throughout the calendar year. Please remember to use the “Save for Later” feature and not the “Submit” feature, until you have a fully completed report and are ready for your CPE hours to be processed by Board staff. Processing of all CPE reports begins in early January and will continue through April 15th.
If you have questions concerning this issue, please contact our CPE Coordinator at Stefani.D.Young@wv.gov .
NASBA, AICPA and Prometric to Begin Year-Round Testing for U.S. CPA Exam on July 1, 2020
NASHVILLE, NEW YORK, BALTIMORE - (July 1, 2020) The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Prometric are launching year-round testing of the Uniform CPA Examination (Exam) beginning today. The new continuous testing model provides greater candidate flexibility and convenience, with more than 75 additional testing dates available throughout the year. The new model replaces quarterly testing windows that allowed candidates to sit for the Exam during specified dates. According to Prometric, 3,465 test events have already been scheduled between September 11-30, 2020, a previous blackout period, signifying increased flexibility and frequency in candidate testing.
“Continuous testing has been a goal for some time, and it comes in direct response to feedback from CPA Exam candidates and their desire to test more frequently throughout the year. NASBA is proud to work in collaboration with the AICPA, Prometric and the 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy to continue to ensure the security of the Exam and to implement a successful transition,” shared NASBA Executive Vice President & COO Colleen Conrad, CPA.
The 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy have endorsed the move to a Continuous Testing model as a means to support Exam candidates on their journey to CPA licensure. NASBA has created a Continuous Testing Status Map, which tracks the status of states with continuous testing. CPA Exam candidates are encouraged to refer to the map often for updates.
“Increasing candidate convenience is one of our top priorities,” said Michael A. Decker, AICPA vice president of Examinations. “The move to continuous testing will give candidates the flexibility to develop a personal testing schedule that works best for them.”
Under the continuous testing model, scores will be released on a rolling basis. Candidates wishing to learn more about continuous testing, as well as how the score release process will work, should visit the AICPA’s CPA Exam Score Release page, as well as follow NASBA via social media for updates. Additional information is available in this short informational video.
Since 1908, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has served as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 650,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States. NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions. NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a satellite office in New York, NY, an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam and operations in San Juan, PR. To learn more about NASBA, visit www.nasba.org.
About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 431,000 members in 137 countries and territories, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession. The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ. Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at www.aicpa.org/press.
Prometric enables test sponsors worldwide to advance their credentialing programs through test development and delivery solutions that set the standard in quality and service excellence. It offers a comprehensive and reliable approach to advising, developing, managing and delivering programs in an integrated, technology-enabled environment across the world’s most secure testing network or through the conveniences of online testing services, delivering more than seven million tests each year in more than 180 countries. http://prometric.com
4/14/2020 Prometric Testing Centers announced that the testing centers will continue to remain closed through April 30, 2020. On Friday, April 10, 2020, NASBA released the following information to all exam candidates.
3/19/2020 Please be aware that Identogo facilities are closing for various periods of time due to the COVID-19. If you have scheduled a fingerprinting appointment for a criminal history record check as part of the CPA license application process...
3/18/2020 In an effort to follow federal and state guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through March 31st and most likely beyond, Board staff will be working via a remote connection to the Board office.
3/13/2020 Should it become necessary to close State Offices in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus, Board staff have made arrangements to work remotely from their homes. On a limited basis, we will be able to answer any questions via email or through the Contact Us form on the Board’s web site. Board staff will also have the capability to process CPA Exam, licensure and firm applications, as well as Intents-to-sit and CPE Reporting Forms.
4/17/2019 The West Virginia Board of Accountancy is proud to announce that Sarah Henderson and Cailin Yoho Thompson are winners of the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The Elijah W. Sells Award is bestowed annually by the Institute to candidates who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all sections of the CPA Exam and who passed all four sections of the Exam on the first attempt. Candidates are eligible for the award in the year following the year in which the Exam was completed.
Sarah Henderson is a graduate of the University of Charleston with a BS in Accounting and Finance. Cailin Thompson is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from West Virginia University. Both winners are employed by Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC -- a West Virginia accounting firm.
Congratulations Sarah and Cailin on your incredible performance on the CPA Examination!
8/29/2018 The West Virginia Board of Accountancy has acquired a video to address the consequences for a firm or individual practitioner when they perform attest services if they do not meet regulatory requirements.
10/20/2017 This announcement serves as a reminder that effective October 21, 2017, the following per section examination fees will apply to all Authorizations to Test (ATTs) processed on or after this date.
5/31/2017 The Board of Accountancy is pleased to announce that licensees may now log-in and print your license to practice and your Authorization to Perform Attest/Compilation Services as an Individual Practitioner at any time - day or night from our online web site.
1/26/2018 Don't Get Locked Out --- Notices to Schedule (NTSs) and Payments Will be Unavailable During Data Migration Period for the launch of the next version of the Gateway and National Candidate Database.
12/23/2016 With the passage of Senate Bill 271 on March 7, 2016 and signed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on May 15, 2016, the Board of Accountancy now requires a criminal background check as a provision for certification for all new Certified Public Accountant applicants.