The appeal process exists to provide potential applicants and existing sponsors with due process regarding an adverse decision. The appeal must be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors and specify the reasons for reconsideration. The appeal must be received within 30 days of membership denial or removal. This appeal will be brought before the CPE Standards Working Group, which is responsible for addressing concerns regarding the implementation and application of the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs.
What should I include in my appeal?
- Explain the specific Standards or policies that you believe NASBA misapplied to your application or compliance audit.
- Provide an explanation that corresponds to the findings listed by NASBA in the report.
Note: An appeal is not an opportunity to state agreement with review outcome findings or to provide corrective actions to remedy issues of non-compliance.
How many times can I appeal the same adverse decision?
You can appeal an adverse decision twice. In the first instance, the appeal must be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors and specify the reasons for reconsideration. The appeal must be received within 30 days of membership denial or removal.
If the response is unfavorable, the sponsor may appeal the decision to NASBA’s CPE Committee. The second appeal must be in writing and received within 30 days of the date of notification from the National Registry denying the first appeal. The CPE Committee will review the original application or compliance audit materials in conjunction with information provided in the appeal process to make a final determination. The final decision of the CPE Committee will be communicated to the sponsor in writing.
What if I have other questions about the appeal process?
Complete the fields below and submit your inquiry to Registry staff.