Exam Credit Extension

All exam credits expiring from 12/31/2020 through 6/29/2021 will be extended to 6/30/2021. NTS extension requests will be considered on a case-by case basis. For assistance, contact the Help Desk

 

Score Release

Scores for October 24- November 15  have been released.

The next scheduled score release date is December 16 for tests taken between November 16 and December 8.

Follow the link for all the 2020 score release dates:

https://www.aicpa.org/becomeacpa/cpaexam/psychometricsandscoring/test-windows-score-release.html

 

 

Testing Update

The Board of Examiners has extended any exam score with an expiration date of April 1 through December 30 to December 31, 2020.

In addition, any NTS with an expiration date of April 1 to December 30  is extended to December 31, 2020.

It is unnecessary to contact the ILBOE as these changes will be made automatically. Please contact NASBA’s Candidate Care if you have questions.

 

Office Closure

The ILBOE will be closed for the month of December in order to assure social distancing of employees while Illinois experiences a new upward trend in coronavirus cases. Because staff is working remotely, we are unable to answer the phone. However, you can make inquiries by emailing the Help Desk or your Evaluator. Please know we care that your applications are processed in a timely manner and will make efforts to ensure procedures still run efficiently. We will reopen on January 3, 2021.

Exam Credit Extension

All exam credits expiring from 12/31/2020 through 6/29/2021 will be extended to 6/30/2021. NTS extension requests will be considered on a case-by case basis. For assistance, contact the Help Desk

 

Score Release

Scores for October 24- November 15  have been released.

The next scheduled score release date is December 16 for tests taken between November 16 and December 8.

Follow the link for all the 2020 score release dates:

https://www.aicpa.org/becomeacpa/cpaexam/psychometricsandscoring/test-windows-score-release.html

 

 

Testing Update

The Board of Examiners has extended any exam score with an expiration date of April 1 through December 30 to December 31, 2020.

In addition, any NTS with an expiration date of April 1 to December 30  is extended to December 31, 2020.

It is unnecessary to contact the ILBOE as these changes will be made automatically. Please contact NASBA’s Candidate Care if you have questions.

 

New CPA licensure model moves forward

NASBA and the AICPA Governing Council have voted to support the CPA Evolution initiative. This initiative seeks to design and implement a new approach to CPA licensure. The CPA Evolution Initiative aims to ensure newly licensed CPAs have the required knowledge and skills best suited for the emerging skills and competencies necessary in today’s marketplace. A new core plus discipline model will allow candidates to show enhanced competency in a chosen discipline within the profession. 

The AICPA and NASBA will work closely with universities to create model curriculum and internship programs. They will also now move forward with a significant effort to revise the Uniform CPA Exam’s content and skills blueprint, which is anticipated to culminate in the launch of a new CPA Exam in January 2024.

Score Release

Scores for October 1- October 23  have been released.

The next scheduled score release date is November 24 for tests taken between October 24 and November 15.

Follow the link for all the 2020 score release dates:

https://www.aicpa.org/becomeacpa/cpaexam/psychometricsandscoring/test-windows-score-release.html

 

 

Testing Update

The Board of Examiners has extended any exam score with an expiration date of April 1 through December 30 to December 31, 2020.

In addition, any NTS with an expiration date of April 1 to December 30  is extended to December 31, 2020.

It is unnecessary to contact the ILBOE as these changes will be made automatically. Please contact NASBA’s Candidate Care if you have questions.

 

Prometric to Resume Rescheduling Fees

On August 1, Prometric will re-instate previously waived rescheduling fees for test takers affected by Coronavirus.

Candidates who need reimbursement for rescheduling an appointment due to COVID-19 illness or impact should submit the “Request a Refund” form found on the Prometric website.

New CPA licensure model moves forward

NASBA and the AICPA Governing Council have voted to support the CPA Evolution initiative. This initiative seeks to design and implement a new approach to CPA licensure. The CPA Evolution Initiative aims to ensure newly licensed CPAs have the required knowledge and skills best suited for the emerging skills and competencies necessary in today’s marketplace. A new core plus discipline model will allow candidates to show enhanced competency in a chosen discipline within the profession. 

The AICPA and NASBA will work closely with universities to create model curriculum and internship programs. They will also now move forward with a significant effort to revise the Uniform CPA Exam’s content and skills blueprint, which is anticipated to culminate in the launch of a new CPA Exam in January 2024.

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.

Educators' Conference

Friday, April 17, 2020

Come join us for an informative session featuring new and old trends in accounting to better equip your students!

Please e-mail help@ilboe.org if you have not received an e-mail invite by April 13, 2020.

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.

How do I submit transcripts?

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

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

I passed! When do I receive my certificate?

CONGRATULATIONS!  Please review the certification steps here.

Click to access the login or register cheese