Corona Virus Update

Per Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the Illinois Board of Examiners is officially closed beginning at 5 PM March 20 and will remain so until further notice.

 

We will still conduct E-business, which includes accepting applications for evaluation and exams, and e-transcripts.

 

The Illinois Board of Examiners has been advised that Prometric Testing Centers were closed effective March 17 and will not re-open until April 16th. Prometric will cancel scheduled appointments and clear the Notices to Schedule for candidates to reschedule at their convenience. No action regarding your current appointment is necessary. 

 

Any NTS due to expire from April 1,  2020 through  June 30, 2020 will automatically be extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or the ILBOE. 

 

NASBA will identify all candidates who have credit expiring through June 30, 2020, and will provide to our Board this information. If you need to have your credit extended, contact russ@ilboe.org. 

 

NASBA will automatically extend the expiration date for unpaid Payment Coupons dated April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Please do not contact our office for an extension of your Payment Coupon.

 

                                                                                                           We will keep our website updated with further announcements.

 

 

 

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