CPA Evolution

Evolving initial CPA licensure requirements to build a future-ready

profession for a rapidly changing marketplace

Thank you for your input on the guiding principles. We’re working on developing a model based on your feedback and will be back soon with more information. If you have questions in the meantime, please email Feedback@EvolutionofCPA.org.



Recent news

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Technology, Marketplace Drive Proposal for New CPA License

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NASBA Chair’s Memo: CPA Evolution

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AICPA and NASBA work on evolving the CPA licensing model


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 AICPA

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 429,000 members in the United States and worldwide, 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. To learn more about the AICPA, visit www.aicpa.org.