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Payment Coupon (PC)

Effective October 21, 2017, the new Payment Coupon fees are as follows*:

Candidates testing at U.S. test centers:

AUD - $208.40 
FAR - $208.40 
REG - $208.40
BEC - $208.40
 


Candidates testing at international test centers:

AUD - $356.55 
FAR - $356.55 
REG - $356.55
BEC - $356.55
 

*The number of exam sections you select on an ILBOE exam application must be the same number of exams you intend to take within a six (6) month time frame. You must pay NASBA at one time for all the selected sections and must take the exams within six (6) months of your payment to NASBA. For example, if four (4) sections are selected, the same four (4) sections must be paid to NASBA in one payment and therefore, all four (4) must be taken within six (6) months. The same scenario is true if you select one (1), two (2) or three (3) within the six (6) month period.

Initial Exam Candidates

Due to the upgrade of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Gateway system on March 5, 2018, the Payment Coupons (PC) and Notice to Schedules (NTS) will no longer be sent to candidates.

You must log into their Gateway 2.0 system by creating an account in order to print and pay the PCs and print the NTSs.

(Instructions on how to create your account will be sent directly from NASBA via e-mail.) 

In order to create the account, you will need to provide the JUR Code (IL) and your unique Illinois Jurisdiction ID (JUR ID), which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the Initial Examination application approval letter.

Once we approve your Initial Exam Application, we will send you an approval letter via e-mail and submit the application to test or ATT to NASBA that same or next business day.  Within 7-10 business days of NASBA receiving & processing the ATT, they will send a notification e-mail stating that the Payment Coupon (PC) is ready for payment*.  The PC reflects the fees due to NASBA for the exam sections you selected on the Initial Exam application.  Within the 90 days of the PC being valid, log into Gateway and pay the fees due in order to receive e-mail notification from NASBA that your NTS is ready for printing.

*The ATT must be processed by NASBA in order for candidates to create an account.  The account MUST be created before the NASBA notification can be sent.  Therefore, if you are attempting to create an account and receive an error message past the 10th business day, please contact our Help Desk before contacting NASBA.

Pay Initial Application + Receive ILBOE Approval Letter + Receive NASBA E-Mail + Pay PC = Await NTS Notification from NASBA 

Please make sure to check your spam/junk folder for the e-mails from NASBA before deleting if they are not located in your inbox.

Please be advised that if you are Provisionally approved and submit an Initial Exam application after the approved semester, the Payment Coupon will be placed on hold at NASBA until the final, official transcripts are received and approved.

Re-Exam Candidates

If you have not created your Gateway 2.0 account with NASBA, please contact our Help Desk.

Once we approve your Re-Exam Application, we will submit the application to test or ATT to NASBA that same or next business day.  Within 7-10 business days of NASBA receiving & processing the ATTthey will send a notification e-mail stating that the Payment Coupon (PC) is ready for payment.  The PC reflects the fees due to NASBA for the exam sections you selected on the Initial Exam application.  Within the 90 days of the PC being valid, log into Gateway and pay the fees due in order to receive e-mail notification from NASBA that your NTS is ready for printing.

Pay Re-Exam Application + Receive NASBA E-Mail + Pay PC = Await NTS Notification from NASBA  

Please make sure to check your spam/junk folder for the e-mails from NASBA before deleting if they are not located in your inbox.

Expiration

The Payment Coupon is good for only 90 days.  If you do not pay by the expiration date, you must submit a Re-Exam application and pay the appropriate fees in order to continue the testing process.

Payment Coupon Not Received

If your exam application has recently been approved but you have not yet received the Payment Coupon or it is misplaced, please do the following:

*Please note that if your ATT is in the Hold Que at NASBA, the online system nor the hotline will have record of it.  It must be approved in NASBA's system in order to provide any information online or at the hotline.  If you receive an error message, please allow an additional 1-3 business days for processing by NASBA before contacting our Help Desk.

  • Check your spam or junk folder for the NASBA notification or
  • *Reprint the PC at the following link: NASBA Online Portal or
  • *Contact NASBA at 866-696-2722

Instructions

Your name, as it appears on your exam application(s), must exactly match how it is displayed on the two forms of identification you use to enter the Prometric test site.  If these do not match, you may be denied entrance into the center.  Please select the following link to view identification requirements http://nasba.org/?s=candidate+bulletin or contact NASBA at 615-880-4200. Click for Name Change form.

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 »

1120 E. Diehl Rd Suite 107, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 815-753-8900 Fax: 815-753-8953 Email: help@ilboe.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST