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  • Announcing the Board of Accountancy's New Executive Director

    11/9/2020
    After a comprehensive search, the Board is proud to announce its new Executive Director.
  • WV Board of Accountancy Seeks Executive Director

    7/20/2020
    With the retirement of its current Executive Director, the Board is seeking a highly self-motivated individual who has excellent communication and leadership skills. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree with management experience. Good organization skills, ability to deal with board members, board staff, licensees, and general public. A full job description is available at:  JOB DESCRIPTION Interested applicants may email their resume and three references to: wvboaedposition@gmail.com Or mail to: Executive Director Position West Virginia Board of Accountancy 405 Capitol Street, Suite 908 Charleston, WV 25301 Replies requested by August 31, 2020
  • NASBA, AICPA and Prometric to Begin Year-Round Testing for U.S. CPA Exam on July 1, 2020

    7/2/2020
    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. About NASBA 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. About Prometric 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  
  • Continued Closure of CPA Exam Testing Centers

    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.
  • COVID-19, License Renewals, and CPE Extensions

    4/14/2020
    Board staff has received several inquiries whether the Board will be providing blanket extensions of the CPE requirement and CPA license and firm permit renewals.
  • Requests to Provide a Verification of License or Exam Scores

    3/30/2020
    Method for Providing Verifications During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • NASBA, AICPA, Prometric Invoke Emergency Testing Period

    3/27/2020
    Please see recently released article at:
  • Attention Exam Candidates

    3/24/2020
    How to Contact NASBA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Licensure Update Re: Identogo fingerprinting services

    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...
  • Board Staff Working Via a Remote Connection from Their Homes

    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.
  • The Board of Accountancy's Response to COVID-19

    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.
  • The WV Board of Accountancy Has a New Email Address

    2/28/2020
    Don't be left out! Please take the time to update the new information for the WV Board of Accountancy in your Contacts right now!
  • Notice of Public Comment on a Proposed Rule

    8/22/2019
    With the passage of HB 118 on June 17, 2019, the Board promulgated Rules to regulate consideration of prior criminal convictions in initial licensure determinations.
  • Governor Justice appoints new Board member

    7/11/2019
    Today, Governor Justice appointed Harold B. Davis, CPA to the West Virginia Board of Accountancy.
  • Two West Virginia Exam Candidates Win the Elijah Watt Sells Award

    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!
  • Changes to Scheduling an Appointment for Criminal History Record Check

    9/25/2018
    IdentoGO released information regarding its launch of an online scheduler for licensure applicants.
  • Governor Justice Appoints Two New Board Members

    9/6/2018
    On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, Governor Jim Justice appointed two new members to the West Virginia Board of Accountancy.
  • Board Posts New Video to Website

    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.
  • Jo Ann Walker, Former Executive Director, Passes Away

    7/4/2018
    Jo Ann Walker, former Executive Director of the Board of Accountancy, passed away July 3, 2018.
  • TIPS and TRICKS for Entering CPE Hours in the New Online Form

    12/18/2017
    Listed below are important TIPS AND TRICKS for smooth CPE filing.
  • CPE Reporting time is here!!

    11/20/2017
    Watch your email this week for instructions on how to report your CPE on the Board's e-licensing system.
  • CPA Examination Fee Increases

    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.
  • Weather-Related Exam Site Closures

    9/11/2017
    Procedures for Weather-Related Exam Site Closures
  • Meeting Agenda and Minutes Published on Website

    4/17/2017
    The West Virginia Board of Accountancy is now publishing its Meeting Agendas and Board Minutes on its web site.
  • New Website Brings New Services

    4/11/2017
    The Board of Accountancy is pleased to announce the launch of our new website and e-licensing online services - just in time for the 2017 license renewal season.
  • Important Changes to Academic Requirement for the CPA Examination

    12/2/2016
    Board Rules filed by the Board in the 2016 legislative session made changes to the academic requirement to sit for the CPA Examination as a West Virginia candidate.
  • CPE Policy Change - IRS VITA Program

    11/30/2016
    The Board made a policy decision regarding the number of hours a licensee may claim for participating as an instructor in the IRS VITA Program.
  • 2020 CPE Report Reminders

    1/8/2021
    2020 CPE Report Reminders The 2020 CPE Reporting reminder correspondence was distributed to all Active licensees on December 1, 2020 and again on January 7, 2021.  It was brought to our attention that a number of Active licensees did not receive the reminder, which staff then determined an error in the system with the distribution of the correspondence.  The issue has been reported to the software developer and they are working diligently to resolve the error. New email reminders will be sent out once the issue has been resolved. 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 .
  • License Renewal Instructions

    5/1/2018
    The Board of Accountancy is currently in renewal season.
  • Notice of a Comment Period on a Proposed Rule

    6/23/2017
    The West Virginia Board of Accountancy filed a Proposed Rule on June 23, 2017, for consideration by the Legislature during the 2018 legislative session.
  • CPE Waiver Information

    1/1/2018
    At the October 19, 2017 board meeting, the Board adopted the following CPE Waiver Policy.
  • Capability to Print License to Practice Now Available

    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.
  • ATTENTION ALL CURRENT AND POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR THE CPA EXAMINATION

    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.
  • Criminal History Record Check Soon to Be Required for Initial Certification in West Virginia

    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.
  • Board Now Requires CPE hours to Reinstate or Activate a License

    12/20/2016
    Board Rules passed during the 2016 legislative session require certificate holders to secure a minimum of 40 hours of CPE credit in order to reinstate or activate a license.
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