CPA Evolution- Reimagining CPA Licensure
The CPA Evolution initiative is transforming the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). As part of the CPA Evolution initiative, the leadership of NASBA and AICPA determined that the Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rules around educational requirements for licensure needed to be updated to incorporate additional subjects and skills reflective of the evolving profession and create more consistency. The new model includes an emphasis on the impact of technology and a focus on topics new hires need to know to align with employers’ needs. Hear from Dan Dustin, NASBA’s vice president of state board relations, about why a new model was needed, the process to develop the new model, and getting buy-in for the new model.
Concepts and topics discussed during the webinar will be applicable beyond the accounting profession, as all regulators face similar challenges of addressing rapid changes in technology and competencies required of the future licensee.
Dan Dustin, Vice President, State Board Relations, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Originally presented April 2022