APSCA Newsletter March 2021
Ethics and Integrity
On February 25th and March 5th the Disciplinary Board for Member Auditors (DBMA) met to review 40 individual cases of exam misconduct by auditors associated with three Member Firms. Based on an independent investigation, it was found that unauthorized practice/mock exams were created from actual APSCA test material, and the resulting allegations reviewed by the DBMA included:
The DBMA reviewed the evidence provided by a rigorous independent investigation of exam misconduct, and the methodology used by APSCA to analyze over 1,000 APSCA Part I exams in late 2019 and 2020. The methodology incorporated accepted methods used within the testing industry to identify exam indicators of test-takers who realized a competitive advantage by gaining familiarity with test material prior to taking an actual exam. APSCA used the same criteria and interpretation of results for all exams analyzed.
The DBMA substantiated all allegations, and the resulting sanctions included:
90 additional cases are currently being reviewed based on allegations of realizing an unfair advantage while taking the APSCA Part I Exam, and not reporting knowledge of the Mock Exams.
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MEMBER AUDITORS – Has your account status been moved to “lapsed”?
Check your APSCA profile to see if this relates to you and if you have any questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An APSCA Member who has NOT maintained one or more of the requirements to be considered ‘In Good Standing’ cannot:
Note: Upon a Member Auditors status lapsing, the Auditor, regardless of their previous status, will be moved to the level of ASCA and noted as “Lapsed” for Membership Status.
Ensure you are aware of definition and impact of your status.