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Broadening pathways to CPA licensure

Val Mertesdorf headshot“Now is the time to offer additional pathways for obtaining CPA licensure before we put schools at risk of being noncompliant with state law because there simply aren’t enough CPAs to do the statutorily required work.”
— Val Mertesdorf, director of finance, Northfield Public Schools

Licensing restrictions and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) shortage
CATO institute
April 16, 2024

A clearer pathway to CPA licensure vital to the financial health of Minnesota nonprofits
Nonoko Sato, executive director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
March 20, 2024

Minnesota bill advances in the Senate 
The Accounting Podcast
March 15, 2024

Member testimony on Senate File 1660
MNCPA Perspectives
March 14, 2024

Minnesota accountants stare down the guardians of their industry
Meagan Forbes and Daryl James, the Star Tribune
March 8, 2024

Senate File 1660 written testimony
Jen Leary, CPA, CEO of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
March 7, 2024

Senate File 1660 written testimony
Scott Wiley, president and CEO of the Ohio Society of CPAs
March 7, 2024

Township association supports proposal to increase number of Minnesota CPAs
Jeff Krueger, executive director of the Minnesota Association of Townships
March 7, 2024

Connect with legislators concerning CPA pathways licensure bills
Geno Fragnito, MNCPA
Feb. 27, 2024

How the U.S. Department of Education could further shrink the pipeline
Dr. Eric Grube, CPA, Concordia University, St. Paul
Feb. 19, 2024

CPA licensure bills return to Minnesota Legislature
Linda Wedul, MNCPA
Feb. 14, 2024

Are 150 hours too many?
NJCPA, IssuesWatch podcast
Feb. 12, 2024

Survey says 80% of CPAs support alternatives to 150 hours
The Accounting Podcast
Jan. 19, 2024

Dire shortage of accountants prompts calls for shake-up
Stephen Foley, Financial Times
Jan. 3, 2024

It's past time to rethink 150
Andrew Brajcich, WSCPA
Oct. 13, 2023

Does the 150 hour rule provide value to the profession or to students as future CPAs? No, says professor
Adrienne Gonzalez, GoingConcern
Oct. 13, 2023

CPA mobility: Separating fact from fiction
Blake Oliver, Accounting Today
Sept. 25, 2023

Solution to accountant shortage?
Alessandra Riemer, LinkedIn News
Sept. 9, 2023

150-hour rule: Let's keep arguing about what color the drapes should be while the house is burning down
Adrienne Gonzalez, Going Concern
Sept. 5, 2023

President's memo: 'You are not listening!'
Ken Bishop, NASBA president and CEO
Aug. 22, 2023

Experiential learning: An evolution in how knowledge is obtained by prospective CPAs
Joseph Petito, Esq., Maryland Board of Public Accountancy board member
Aug. 15, 2023

Why should a school district care about CPA licensure?
Val Mertesdorf, Northfield Public Schools' director of finance
Aug. 4, 2023

Why the CPA qualifcation's 150-hour college credit rule is outdated — and inequitable
Guylaine Saint Juste, National Association of Black Accountants president and CEO
July 14, 2023

Broadening the pathways to CPA licensure discussion will continue
Geno Fragnito, MNCPA director of government relations
May 22, 2023

CPA pathways discussion: Addressing the objections
Linda Wedul, MNCPA president and CEO
May 8, 2023

Is it ethical to endorse an educational path that is suspectible to cheating?
Sharon Lassar, CPA and John J. Gilbert
April 7, 2023

Broadening pathways to CPA with MNCPA President Linda Wedul — Audio | Video 
Cloud Accounting Podcast
March 27, 2023

CPA crisis: NASBA CEO Ken Bishop on the 150-hour rule and accounting talent shortage
Cloud Accounting Podcast
March 15, 2023

Why NASBA can push its message and what CPAs can do about it
Sharon Lassar, CPA and John J. Gilbert
March 10, 2023

Bridging the skills gap of new accounting graduates
Cloud Accounting Podcast
March 8, 2023

Addressing the CPA pipeline issue requires collaboration and bold leadership
Jen Leary, CliftonLarsonAllen CEO
March 3, 2023

The cost of the 150-hour rule: $2 billion
Blake Oliver, CPA
March 2, 2023

CPA credential legislation is start of discussion
Linda Wedul, MNCPA president and CEO
March 1, 2023

Response to Journal of Accountancy article, Feb. 10, 2023, ‘NASBA upholds 150-hour education requirement’
Linda Wedul, MNCPA president and CEO
Feb. 27, 2023

An agile accounting profession requires adaptable licensing requirements
Linda Wedul, MNCPA president and CEO
Feb. 24, 2023

Accounting and finance for Black students and professionals | Includes CPA Pathways discussion
NABA's Guylaine Sainte Juste chats with AICPA's Barry Melancon
Feb. 23, 2023

Broadening the path to CPA licensure
Linda Wedul, MNCPA president and CEO
Jan. 31, 2023

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