International Education - Evaluation

If you received your education from a college or university outside the United States, you must have your education evaluated by a Board recognized evaluation service to determine equivalency with Washington State requirements.

You must do this before applying for the CPA exam or for the CPA license. This process can take longer than 60 days to complete. 

Please note, beginning April 1, 2012, a copy of the international transcript(s) must be included with the report sent to the Board for each individual evaluation from the evaluation service. The application will be considered incomplete without these documents and the processing of the application will not move forward until transcripts are provided.

Ask the service to:
  1. Provide you with a 'course-by-course' evaluation and
  2. If applying for the exam as a Washington candidate:

    Send the evaluation to:
    CPA Examination Services Washington Coordinator
    150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700
    PO Box 198469
    Nashville, TN 37219-8469
     

    If you passed the exam in another jurisdiction and now wish to apply for a Washington license:

    Send the evaluation to:
    Washington State Board of Accountancy
    PO Box 9131 Olympia, WA, 98507-9131

The Board has approved the recognized evaluation services listed below regarding evaluation of international credentials.

The following are preferred evaluation services:

Education Credential Evaluation Service - RLK Associates
16420 SE McGillivray Blvd. Suite 103-310
Vancouver, WA, 98683
(503) 731-8021
Fax: (866) 583-8290
Email: info@educes.org
Web Site: www.educes.org

Educational Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825-6738
(916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
Toll Free: (866) 411-ERES
Email: edu@eres.com
Web Site: eres.com

Foreign Academic Credentials Services (FACS)
PO Box 400
Glen Carbon, IL, 62034
(618) 656-5291
Fax: (618) 656-5292
Email: facs@aol.com
Web Site: www.facsusa.com

NASBA International Evaluation Services
PO Box 198727
Nashville, TN  37219
Toll Free:  855-468-5382 or 615-277-9077
Email:  nies@nasba.org
Web Site: NASBA

Please contact the Board recognized evaluation services listed below regarding evaluation of education obtained from a Non-accredited U.S. College or University

Education Credential Evaluation Service - RLK Associates
16420 SE McGillivray Blvd. Suite 103-310
Vancouver, WA, 98683
(503) 731-8021
Fax: (866) 583-8290
Email: info@educes.org
Web Site: www.educes.org

NASBA International Evaluation Services
PO Box 198727
Nashville, TN  37219
Toll Free:  855-468-5382 or 615-277-9077
Email:  nies@nasba.org
Web Site: NASBA

The remaining Board recognized evaluation services are:

Academic & Credential Records Evaluation & Verification Service (ACREVS Inc.)
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS)
Global Services Associates (GSA)
International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A)
World Education Services, Inc.

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