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Nebraska Certified Public Accountants Can Now Report Education Hours with New Online System

Nebraska Certified Public Accountants Can Now Report Education Hours with New Online System

Business Wire via Yellowbrix

December 09, 2009

The Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy worked together with Nebraska.gov to re-design the Continuing Professional Education Program for Certified Public Accountants (CPA). The newly designed program offers features that will easily assist CPA’s in reporting their education hours online. The new system is available at http://www.nbpa.ne.gov/.

The purpose of the Continuing Professional Education is to assist Certified Public Accountants in maintaining professional knowledge and competence. The Public Accountancy Act (Section 1-136.01) requires that licensees with an active permit to practice shall have completed acceptable continuing education in the amount of 80 hours within the two preceding calendar years for the renewal of a permit to practice. All hours are required to be reported by January 31st. Each reporting year is based on whether the individual has an odd or even birth year.

The new reporting program offers a simple streamlined process of reporting education hours, making edits, viewing past history and previewing session activity before submitting the information. In addition, the program will notify CPA’s through email, within the last month of their deadline, as a reminder to report their hours.

“We’re excited to offer an enhanced system that better meets the needs of CPA’s in reporting their hours,” said Dan Sweetwood, Director of the Board of Public Accountancy. “We look forward to continuing to work with Nebraska.gov in also enhancing License Renewals, which will be ready by summer 2010.”

About Nebraska.gov

Nebraska.gov is managed and operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Nebraska Interactive, the Lincoln-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Nebraska. Nebraska Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.