The Communications section of the Board is responsible for promoting a greater knowledge and understanding of the Board’s activities through the preparation and distribution of publications and information. These publications, such as the Board’s monthly newsletter, the Activity Review, provide applicants, licensees, the public, and interested third parties with timely and accurate information about the activities of the Board. The Communications section maintains the content of the Board’s website and manages its social media presence (TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn). In addition, the Communications section is responsible for writing and editing many of the reports, brochures, press releases, and publications released by the Board. Additional duties of the Communications Section include assisting the Executive Staff with the preparation of documents for the monthly Board meetings, responding to requests for public record information, researching issues of interest to the Board, and assisting with the promulgation of in-office documents.

Contacting the Communications Staff

Lisa R. Hearne, Manager, (919) 733-4208

Mailing Address
NC State Board of CPA Examiners
PO Box 12827
Raleigh, NC 27605-2827

Fax Number
Attn.: Communications
(919) 733-4209


The Activity Review, the Board’s monthly newsletter, is provided at no charge to licensees, Examination candidates, educators, accounting-related organizations, and other interested parties.  The newsletter is the primary means by which these individuals are informed of the Board’s activities. In addition to covering disciplinary actions, licensing activities, and upcoming deadlines, the Activity Review also discusses topics of interest to the accounting profession and students. The newsletter is sent by email unless a licensee or candidate requests a hard copy of the Activity Review.  Members of the public and inactive licensees may  subscribe to the newsletter by sending an email to the Board’s Communications Manager; be sure to include your full name and email address in your request. Back issues (2008-present) of the newsletter are available on this website.

Press Releases

To keep the public abreast of the Board’s activities, periodic press releases, such as the monthly listing of CPA certificates issued and the quarterly list of successful exam candidates, are distributed State-wide to a number of newspapers, schools, colleges, and other members of the business community. A list of recent press releases is available on the Press Releases page.


As part of its strategic plan, the Board is creating videos and whiteboards to share information with applicants, licensees, the public, etc. As videos are created, they are posted on YouTube and the Resources page.