By Illinois statute, the ILBOE’s 11-member non-compensated Board of Directors is comprised of nine Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and two public members, including one attorney and one educator, appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois. Board members are the fiduciaries appointed to govern the business strategy and financial affairs of the Illinois Board of Examiners.
The Board participates in four quarterly meetings and several annual committee meetings, which are Administrative, Candidacy, Education Advisory, Executive, Finance and Strategic Planning.
As a State of Illinois agency, we draft our administrative rule/regulation proposals and submit them to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) for final adoption. For the JCAR Administrative Code for Illinois, please click here and for submission & adoption procedures, click here.
For more information on how the practice of public accounting in Illinois is governed under the Illinois Accounting Act, please click here.
Our mission is to protect the public interest by examining and certifying candidates who have met all educational and examination requirements for licensure in Illinois.
The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903 and maintains its responsibility through an affiliation with Northern Illinois University.