VA-Examination and License Process

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    I just wanted to share here my wonderful experience with Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) through the process of registering for the exam to getting the initial license issued.

    In contrast to difficulties that candidates have with different state boards with licensing, I had a very good experience and I also wrote a detailed email to VBOA expressing my appreciation.

    My undergrad degree is from a foreign country back in 1990. Right from my initial email exchanges with VBOA back in 2018, to getting my credentials evaluated by an approved firm to getting my NTS issued and updates at each stage, the VBOA have been wonderful. During the application process they
    I even requested an extension of NTS validity even before I took the first exam and VBOA granted a 5 months extension until May 2020, on account of a death in the family. Eventually I took the first exam in March 20 and then passed the remaining 3 sections by November.

    I took the Ethics test within a few days and had a colleague sign the work experience letter. I rushed to do all this because I can skip CPE course if I apply within the calendar year of passing.

    I had submitted the following with my license application – a. Exam Score Forms- I merged them into 1 pdf file b. Work Experience letter signed by licensed CPA c. Ethics Test Pass Confirmation d. License Fees proof of payment e. snapshot of candidate profile showing passed f. CPE Certification form (0 hrs for initial license).

    I submitted everything over the weekend. On Monday, I got an email saying my application will be processed in 2-5 business days.

    By Tuesday in just 2 working days, I got my License number. Overall a really amazing experience considering some stories I read on this form. For that I am thankful to the VBOA

    Start to finish it took me 2 years. If you wonder why, some explanation is in order. I got my credentials evaluated in mid-2018 and paid the initial online fee to the state board in Nov 2018. I got the ATT Authorize to test in March 2019 and just let it sit there until Oct 2019. There was death in the family and that set me back by 6 months. I got the NTS extended until May 20 and then took the first exam March 20. By November 2020 I was done.

    Cheers to all others. Hang in there.

    AUD - 78
    BEC - 95
    FAR - 88
    REG - 81
    Ethics -100
    Licensed Virginia -Nov 2020
    Glad to be done!!
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    Congratulations! Enjoy a wonderful career as a CPA!

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 76
    REG - 88
    How have you been?
    Ninja book and MCQs and the forum, all first try! 2016
    Licensed State of Montana April Fool’s Day 2020
    State of Colorado June 2020 - AICPA Ethics 93
    Experience was the worst part of the journey for me. You?
    If you want things to change you have to do something different.

    FAR 7/25/15 76!
    AUD 10/30/15 93
    BEC 2/27/16 82
    REG 5/23/16 88!
    Ninja Book and MCQ and the forum - all the way!!!
    and a little thing i like to call, time and effort!
    if you want things to change, you have to do something different


    Congratulations, I am glad the licensing process was swift for you!

    NJ License Pending

    FAR - 63, 64, 75 (Dec 2018)

    REG - 51,75 (Jan 2018) - expired...FML...81 (March 2020)

    AUD - 64,70, 68 (Oct 2019), 72 (Jan 2020), 77 (July 2020)

    BEC - 66, 72 (March 2019), 80 (July 2019)


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