The VBOA will consider a degree or coursework earned at a non-accredited institution or institution located outside of the United States but the degree or coursework must be evaluated by one of the following VBOA-approved education evaluation firms first.
Candidates will need to have an official application on file with the VBOA before an education evaluation is sent by the chosen evaluation firm. If candidates elect to receive the results of the evaluation with the intent of forwarding them to the VBOA once an official application has been completed, the evaluation results must remain sealed until received by the VBOA.
Approved evaluation firms
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: (800) 234-1597, (310) 275-3530
Fax: (310) 275-3528
Required education evaluation type: Comprehensive course-by-course report
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, California 90231-3665
Phone: (310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 342-7086
Required education evaluation type: Detail report with course level identification
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
Required education evaluation type: Subject analysis evaluation
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Translations: (305) 273-1984
Required education evaluation type: Accounting course-by-course evaluation with upper division course identification
Foreign Academic Credentials Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 400
Glen Carbon, Illinois 62034
Phone: (618) 656-5291
Fax: (618) 656-5292
Required education evaluation type: CPA examination/license evaluation
NASBA International Evaluation Services | NASBA
P.O. Box 198727
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (855) 468-5382, (615) 277-9077
Fax: (615) 324-1268
Required education evaluation type: International credential evaluation for CPA examination and/or licensure
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
Phone: (215) 222-8454, Ext. 603
Fax: (215) 349-0026
Required education evaluation type: Course-by-course credentials evaluation with upper level course identification
World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
Phone: (800) 937-3895, (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
Required education evaluation type: WES Basic course-by-course (with GPA and course-levels)
Become an education evaluation firm
A firm may submit a written request to the VBOA to become an education evaluation firm. The written request for consideration must include background information on the firm and a list of current services provided. A minimum of five business references, preferably from other state boards of accountancy must also be documented.
Send all requested information to:
Virginia Board of Accountancy
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 402
Henrico, Virginia 23233