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Evaluation Application Processes

The State of Illinois does not have a residency or Social Security Number (SSN) requirement.

However, you can add the SSN for ease of licensure application processing at the IDFPR by submitting on your evaluation application.

PRE-EVALUATION APPLICATION PROCESS-$50

Before proceeding with your application, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the requirements and key terms.

  1. Submit your filled-out hard copy Pre-Evaluation Application and $50 fee via mail.
  2. Request your unofficial or official documents from the educational institutions.
  3. Allow 6-8 weeks response time for the Evaluation Results Letter to be e-mailed to you.

            Please review the following link regarding how to interpret your Evaluation Letter.

Whenever you are ready, submit your online Domestic Credential Evaluation application and $200 fee. Need access to your account, review the Application Types.  

Domestic Evaluation Application Process-$200

Before proceeding with creating your account, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the requirements and  key terms.

Please be aware that once any application and fee are processed, a separate e-mail will be sent as verification.  If you do not receive the payment confirmation, the fees are still due and the application and documents will not be reviewed.

  1. Submit your online Domestic Credential Evaluation application and $200 fee via the preceding link.
  2. Request your official documents* from the educational institutions. *Partial candidates must submit their official passing scores.
  3. Allow 6-8 weeks response time for the Evaluation Results Letter to be e-mailed to you.

               Please review the following link regarding how to interpret your Evaluation Letter.

  1. Submit your online Initial Examination application and appropriate fee via the preceding link before or after being approved to sit for the exam.

          Make sure to review the Payment Coupon and NTS sections before submitting the application and fee because a refund will not be granted.

Foreign Evaluation Application Process

Please be aware that once any application is processed, a separate e-mail will be sent as verification.  

         1.   Submit your foreign application, documents* and appropriate fee to NASBA’s International Evaluation Services (NIES).

             *Partial candidates must submit their official passing scores.

  1. Once you receive the NIES report, submit your ILBOE online Foreign Credential Evaluation application  via the preceding link. Please be advised that there is no fee associated with this application.
  2. NASBA will send a detailed report to our agency and an e-mail to you once your evaluation is complete. Allow 6-8 weeks response time for the Evaluation Results Letter (see right-hand column) to be e-mailed to you once we receive your NASBA report via mail.

               Please review the following link regarding how to interpret your Evaluation Letter.

          4. Submit your online Initial Examination application and appropriate fee via the preceding link before or after being approved to sit for the exam.

Make sure to review the Payment Coupon and NTS sections before submitting the application and fee because a refund will not be granted.

Please note: NASBA requires a fee for any return shipping costs, if applicable. You can request that your original documents be returned when submitting your documents to NASBA. You must pay for return shipping via courier service with a signature required. This ensures the return of your documents because you must sign for them upon return.

Combination of Domestic and Foreign Evaluation Application Process-$200

Before creating an account, familiarize yourself with the requirements and key terms.

Once any application is processed, a separate e-mail will be sent as verification.  

If you have foreign credits that total ONE (1) full-load semester (equal to 12 domestic SCH or less), DO NOT submit NASBA’s Credential Evaluation for $225.  Please submit the Evaluation for CPA Exam and/or Licensure for $120 application instead.

  1.   Submit your foreign application, documents* and appropriate fee to NASBA’s International Evaluation Services (NIES).
  1.  Submit your online Domestic Credential Evaluation application and $200 fee via the preceding link.
  2.  Request your domestic documents* from the educational institutions. *Partial candidates must submit their official passing scores.
  3.  NASBA will send a detailed report to our agency and an e-mail to you once your evaluation is complete. Allow 6-8 weeks response time for the Evaluation Results Letter (see right-hand column) to be e-mailed to you once we receive your NASBA report via mail.

               Please review the following link regarding how to interpret your Evaluation Letter.

        5. Submit your online Initial Examination application and appropriate fee via the preceding link before or after being approved to sit for the exam.

Make sure to review the Payment Coupon and NTS sections before submitting the application and fee because a refund will not be granted.

If you feel that your domestic credits meet our requirements, you are not required to submit the foreign credits.  However, if it is determined that you did not meet the requirements with domestic credits alone, you will need to submit them.

Please note: NASBA requires a fee for any return shipping costs, if applicable. You can request that your original documents be returned when submitting your documents to NASBA. You must pay for return shipping via courier service with a signature required. This ensures the return of your documents because you must sign for them upon return.

Total Transfer of Credit (TTC) Application Process-$345

Candidates who have ever held a license will bypass our agency and contact the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

*Please note that all fees are non-refundable. Please contact our office at 815-753-8900 or help@ilboe.org as well as the IDFPR with questions before proceeding.

Please be aware that once any application and fee are processed, a separate e-mail will be sent as verification.  If you do not receive the payment confirmation, the fees are still due and the application and documents will not be reviewed.

Domestic Credits ONLY:  Please follow the instructions listed in the Domestic Credential Evaluation section above EXCEPT you will submit the CPA Certification by Transfer of Credit application for $345 and your official CPA Exam scores and AICPA Ethics Exam score in addition to the official transcripts.

Combination of Domestic and Foreign Credits:  Please follow the instructions in the Combination of Domestic& Foreign Credential Evaluation section above EXCEPT you will submit the CPA Certification by Transfer of Credit application for $345 and your official CPA Exam scores and AICPA Ethics Exam score in addition to the official transcripts.



IQEX Application Process-$345

Please be aware that once any application and fee are processed, a separate e-mail will be sent as verification.  If you do not receive the payment confirmation, the fees are still due and the application and documents will not be reviewed.

  1. Submit your online CPA Certification by International Qualification Examination (IQEX) application and $345 fee via the preceding link.
  2. Request your official IQEX score document from NASBA.
  3. Allow 6-8 weeks response time for the Certified Letter to be e-mailed to you.

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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