April 13, 2019 at 8:02 am #2326155cmeiliyiParticipant
I got licensed a lot quicker than I expected. I'm not sure if it's because I was grandfathered in with the 120 credits that the approval process is quicker. I wanted to share my timeline in case anyone was in a similar spot.
Score Released on last passing part: 3/08/19
Firm mailed out 4B form: 3/09/19
I Mailed application for License (Form 1): 3/10/19
License # Posted on NYS Website: 4/12/19
Its official!April 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm #2355216Phishphish55Participant
I am grandfathered in under the 120 hour rule. I was told my application with sent to the Board on 3/26 and that it was in the “Bureau of Comparative Education” as of two days ago. Does anyone have any experience with that? I was told it's standard and that every application goes through it, regardless of which route to application you go (ie 120 v 150 etc). Any insight is appreciated! Thanks to all and congrats to all 🙂April 26, 2019 at 12:57 pm #2355312
So you sent in your original application with a check prior to August 1, 2009?
I have never heard the term “Bureau of Comparative Education” before but I would not worry about it.
I did not send in my application by August 1, 2009 so I ended up using the 15 year pathway which did work out fine, just took about 20 weeks to finally be approved because of the 2017 backlog.April 26, 2019 at 1:06 pm #2355354Phishphish55Participant
Yes, I sent in my original application before 8/1/09 and was approved to take the exam at that point. Life got in the way and I finally was able to pass all 4 exams within the 18 mos window. I had a couple delays in getting all my paperwork in but now just waiting and hoping. I was thinking that if NASBA approved me to sit for the exam, wouldn't that same education float with NYSED? (And float is a facetious term, I went to a great school with an accredited business program and got an accounting degree and made sure I met all the requirements laid out for licensure). Just hoping it's nothing and normal and that I can expect my license sooner rather than later 🙂April 26, 2019 at 1:10 pm #2355357
You can't count on NASBA to always forward the education along.
I'd give it another couple weeks and then check back in with NYS to make sure everything is in order.
It might just be a matter of reviewing your education/transcripts because they are so old, they might need to cross reference historical course codes with current and things of that nature.
I wouldn't worry about it yet, but be sure to do your due diligence and follow up every couple weeks. They are horrible about contacting you to let you know something is missing.May 6, 2019 at 9:14 am #2380557TiorysParticipant
I spoke to the NYS Office of the Professions today to inquire about my pending application & was told that they are currently reviewing applications that were placed in the queue as of April 26th and that I got on the queue on May 1st. They said if everything is in order that I should know if I was approved in a few weeks (2-3 weeks).
They did tell me that they will most likely not notify me if I do get approved, so I should periodically check their online verification page to see if my name shows up. Best of luck to all potential NYS CPA's!May 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm #2402688caotranParticipant
I sent out my applications in 3/29/2019. My license was registered in 5/10/2019. It’s a little over 5 weeks. Hope it helps.May 15, 2019 at 8:39 am #2403357
Nice!! thanks for the update.
It seems NYS has finally cleared the large backlog, or perhaps was able to replace the staff that left.
5 weeks seems much for reasonable than the 16-20 we had to deal with in the past couple years.June 18, 2019 at 5:45 am #2484795yxh8730Participant
Is there any update on the timeline recently? I mailed out my application on 05/03 and received an email in 05/27 telling me that I am missing one transcript and work experience requirement is satisfied. I asked my college to send my transcript right away. I sent out an email for inquiry in 06/06 but haven’t got anything back yet.June 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm #2495712ma781Participant
I likewise submitted in May (everything was in probably around May 13) and have since been waiting. After seeing that Yxh8730 got an email about missing materials, I realized I had just been assuming they receive everything and then post your name at some point. Assuming all my materials were in, should I have received an email confirmation from them? Thank you.June 21, 2019 at 5:25 am #2496651yxh8730Participant
I dont think they will send you confirmation for receiving documents. I called them on 6/18 and I was told that they wont send me any email even they approve my application. They will only contact me if there is anything missing. They just told me my transcript is received and is not yet reviewed. Once they done reviewing the transcrip, they will pass it to processing unit. I think you should call them to make sure they have received everything and ask them for timeline. They also tell me my original date wil be keep so I dont need to get on the line again. Our timeline should be closed. Please let me know if there is progess for your application. Good luck!July 16, 2019 at 10:48 am #2559864
Was anyone recently approved and know how long the license approval process currently takes in NY? I sent in my docs on June 18. They told me it only went to the board on July 10, even though I sent everything in a month ago.
Thank you!July 16, 2019 at 11:11 am #2559885ma781Participant
Per my above post I reached out to state and they told me my education verification had never been received. So I had my schools send in Form 2/transcripts but apparently they never received one of the transcripts (even though I know they were sent together) so I'm having that resent. On my last call with them, however, they told me processing time was 15 weeks, which seems way longer than what the people above experienced. So, I hope they're wrong, but who knows.July 17, 2019 at 11:23 pm #2564409
Thanks Ma781. I'm hoping as well that they're wrong. However, it definitely does not seem like they are doing it fast. Originally they told me about 5 weeks and now they are telling me another month.July 23, 2019 at 6:20 am #2576946MichelleParticipant
Is there anyone who has received their license recently who could provide an updated timeline? Thanks!July 25, 2019 at 10:48 am #2581710
I sent my application in back around November of 2018 knowing that I was still in need of 17 credits and a few more months of experience. I finally completed my credits and was notified I meet the education requirement on 7/19/2019. They received the last document which was my experience form on 7/22/19 and they just told me today that I have been reassigned to the board. They say that I have been placed at the top of the list of other applicants awaiting approval. My question is has anyone experienced this before? If so, how long did it take to get a license number?
Also, does anyone know how often the NYS verification search website is updated? It says daily Monday-Friday but does anyone know if its done for the day in one shot or is it done on an individual basis as they approve each applicant?
Thanks in advance!
BiancaJuly 25, 2019 at 11:57 am #2581839
My experience was different, but might be somewhat comparable.
15 year pathway, application and experience were all approved April 2017-August 2017 wait.
Once I received my final passing score, my license number was issued within 6 days give or take.
They will just need to confirm that the CPA who signed off on your latest experience was properly licensed and active during the experience period, and then you should be good to go.
I am not sure if they batch all the numbers for one day at once, of it is a live feed type thing.
I would probably just check once a day (or 5 times a day if I were in your shoes).July 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm #2581860
I am in the same situation – I sent in my application in August 2018 and just finished my credits as well. They approved all of my documents on 7/18 and sent my information to final processing so now it is just the waiting game.
They said 2-3 weeks so I am being eager and hope I get it tomorrow, but if not I hope I will have it next week.July 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm #2581878
I was giving them more credit then I guess I should have. They approved my education the same day they received the transcript so I optimistically assumed that they would do the same with form 4B. Now I am compulsively checking the website hourly lol. Hopefully it is sooner then later. Good luck to you!August 2, 2019 at 10:37 am #2600220August 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm #2601672
So the page where it says they are up to 7/9 says it was updated 7/25. I’m not sure if this is the original approval date – my original approval date was 7/18 but I was moved to the top of the July applicants since my original application was sent in August 2018 (I just finished the 150). July 18th my application was sent to final review – so I’m not sure which date this represents, the application date or the final review date. I’m going to guess the application approval date.August 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm #2608356
Not sure. I'm confused now. I called on Friday and they said they're up to 7/3, but a week earlier they told me they were up to the 1st. It also contradicts the date on the website. Their process is extremely confusing. I assumed it means the date sent to the board.August 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm #2614356
I just called they said they're up to 7/3. I'm so confused.August 7, 2019 at 1:52 pm #2614374
So I just called to clarify. The date on that website is the date that they are up to for the initial application approval. Once they get approved at whatever date, they are sent to the board for final review. On the phone she said the board is up to 7/3 regarding the applications that have already been initially approved. Since my documents were approved on 7/18 I have to wait from 7/3-7/18 in final review.August 21, 2019 at 6:25 am #2645565KevinParticipant
Molly – any updates?August 21, 2019 at 7:38 am #2645697
Entire week of 8/5 they were up to 7/3.
Entire week of 8/12 they were up to 7/11.
I thought 8/19 they would be up to 7/18 — but as of 8/19 and 8/20 they are up to 7/12 for final review by the Board.August 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm #2646708KevinParticipant
Hopefully soon for you!
I had to re-submit my Form-1 and they said it was received 7/29 but not processed yet. I imagine I will be looking at at least another 4-6 weeks.August 22, 2019 at 9:49 am #2648877
Just out of curiosity, how are you finding out the dates they are up to? are you calling the processing unit 3 ext 270 for this info? Also, when it comes to the “approval date” I only received one approval email. Did anyone else receive multiple approval emails? Just trying to get an idea of the entire process and estimate how much longer this will take.
BiancaAugust 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm #2649204
518 474 3817 x160 — I just say “can you tell me what date the board is up to for final review.” According to your prior post you were sent to the board on 7/22 so you will be licensed once they get up to that date. I would think it would be next week, if not the week after for sure.August 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm #2649213
Ok. See I don't even know anymore because I was told I was sent to the board on 7/22 but I did not receive the approval email that I was being sent to processing unit 3 until 8/14. I guess it is just a waiting game. It is strange though as they have only been issuing 1 license # per day. The week of 8/5 they did not even issue one license as per their online verification. I have gotten to that point of crazy ! lol Well I hope it is soon for all of us.
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