Question About CPA Verifier

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    LCS
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    Hi All,

    I am in the process of applying for my CPA license in PA, and I have one question. It says under the application checklist that we will need a CPA verifier to verify our work experience. Do you guys know how this works? Do I need to find an active CPA to help me with this?

    Thanks!

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    #3300361
    monikernc
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    Answers to questions like these can always be found in a state board’s rules and regs. Good luck! 🍀

    From pg 14 of https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Accountancy/Documents/Applications%20and%20Forms/Acct%20Laws.pdf

    PA Accountancy Act:
    Before an individual may be issued a certificate, the board shall be satisfied that the individual has completed at least one year of experience that:
    (1) was completed within sixty months preceding the date of application for a certificate;
    (2) included providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills, which were gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice;
    (3) was of a caliber satisfactory to the board; and
    (4) was verified by an individual with a current license to practice public accounting as a certified public accountant or public accountant in this Commonwealth or another state.

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    #3302986
    LCS
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    @monikernc Thank you that was very helpful!

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    #3303004
    monikernc
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    You’re welcome. I had a non-supervisor CPA licensed in CA verify my experience for my license in MT. Sounds like PA is similar. My verifier is someone I met while working and discovered we were both studying for the CPA exam and we have been acquaintances ever since. If you have the experience you should be able to find a CPA to work with you on your experience verification. My supervisor and verifier worked together on getting it done but it did not take a lot of their time.

    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.
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