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Certification Process

The certification process for the three types of ILBOE exam applicants are listed below:  Illinois Exam (for candidates who submitted a domestic or credential evaluation), Total Transfer of Credit (TTC)(for candidates who transferred all four passing scores into Illinois from an outside jurisdiction) and International Qualifications Exam (IQEX) (for candidates who submitted the international equivalency exam).

Information

As of October 1, 2006, in order to hold oneself out as a CPA, a license is required. Once certified, a candidate is allowed to state that s/he has “…Successfully completed the CPA exam…”. Licensure is handled by the licensing agency, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. For more details, please click here.

ILLINOIS EXAM CANDIDATES

Until you are certified, the Re-Exam link applications will remain under the Online Applications options at your online account.  Also, expiration dates will appear next to passed exams...even AFTER certification.  We are still able to verify your scores because they never expire.

Pass Uniform CPA Exam + AICPA Ethics Exam* = Certification Number Issued

If the Ethics score is not listed at your ILBOE online account, please submit it.

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?.

TOTAL TRANSFER OF CREDIT CANDIDATES (TTC)

Pass Uniform CPA Exam* + AICPA Ethics Exam* = Certification Number Issued

*These will only be accepted if our requirements in effect at the time you sat for the first section were met.

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?.

IQEX CANDIDATES

Pass IQEX Exam* = Certification Number Issued

*This will be accepted upon direct receipt of the passing score from the AICPA.

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?.

Illinois Board of Examiners

The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903. Learn More »

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