Memorial Day Holiday Observance

In observance of the upcoming holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, May 27th.

Thank you to all who serve, have served & those who serve with them!!!

Spring 2019 Provisional Candidates

If you were approved on the basis of a degree, please contact your Registrar’s Office to verify the posting date before ordering your transcripts.

 

The ILBOE 2019 Q1 Newsletter is Available

If you did not receive the most recent newsletter sent out 2/28/19, please contact the Help Desk  or email us directly.

 

AUD & BEC Blueprints for Data Analytics

Per the AICPA, as of July 1, 2019, the AUD & BEC blueprints will include questions related to data analytics. 

 

New & Returning Candidates

The Illinois Board of Examiners (ILBOE) is a state agency that evaluates academic credentials, approves candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, monitors CPA examination testing activity throughout the year and issues the Certificate of CPA Exam Completion upon passing the exam as well as to those qualified for the Total Transfer of Credit certificate.

New Candidates

New candidates click here to review an introduction to the CPA process, required documents, and approved coursework needed before the exam.

Other / Foreign Candidates

Other / Foreign candidates click here to review an introduction to the CPA process, review required documents, and see approved coursework.

Existing Candidates

Existing candidates click here to reschedule, apply to the exam, and review payment coupon information.

Awarding a Certificate of CPA Exam Completion

The Illinois Board of Examiners (ILBOE) is a state agency that evaluates academic credentials, approves candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, monitors CPA examination testing activity throughout the year and issues the Certificate of CPA Exam Completion upon passing the exam as well as to those qualified for the Total Transfer of Credit certificate. Illinois is classified as a two-tier state. This means that the Illinois Certificate of CPA Exam Completion is issued upon successful completion of the CPA examination and “Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course”. And the license is issued by the IDFPR upon successful completion of their requirements.

Getting Started

Getting Started Process Overview

Your journey starts here! We are excited to start the journey with you and wish to provide you with some tips.

Exam Application

Exam Application

Information regarding the Uniform CPA Exam, fees, special accommodations, and more.

Certification Process

Certification Process

The certification process for the three types of ILBOE exam applicants are listed here.

Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

Honoring the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

FAQ

Have a question for us? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we at ILBOE get:

Don’t see an answer to your question? Please feel free to click the button below to contact us directly and someone will be happy to help you as soon as possible.

What credentials do I need in order to be approved to sit for the Uniform CPA examination?

 Please click here in order to review the requirements.

How do I apply for Provisional Approval status?

Provisional Approval is automatically awarded when deemed possible during an evaluation review.  Domestic and Foreign Evaluations 

How do I interpret my Evaluation Results Letter?

Please click here for a guide on what is listed on your results letter.

I have been deemed approved to sit, what do I do next?

Great!  First, you will need to submit your Initial Exam application and fee via your ILBOE online account. 
Exam Application

Second, you will need to pay the fees listed on your Payment Coupon via your NASBA Gateway online account.
Payment Coupon PC

Last, you will need to print your NTS via your NASBA Gateway online account and schedule the section(s) listed via Prometric. 
Notice to Schedule NTS

How do I submit transcripts?

Transcripts can be sent via the mail to our physical address or electronically. 
Required Documents 

I passed! When do I receive my certificate?

CONGRATULATIONS!  Please review the certification steps here.