Selecting an Auditor
The Audit Firm Listing (last updated April 2015) includes certified public accounting (CPA) firms who were completing Choice audits at that time, have attended the Department of Public Instruction’s auditor in-depth training and/or have attended the WICPA Continuing Education Training for Private School Choice Programs. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Department of Public Instruction. Schools may engage any currently licensed CPA firm that has not been barred from the program if they meet the independence standards for the Private School Choice Program audits.
Once a school has identified what auditor they will use, the auditor and school must complete the Auditor Authorization form.
Auditor Access to the Online Application System (OAS)
In order for an auditor to gain access to the student information required for the audits, the auditor must complete an OAS Auditor Access Form that is signed by the partner on the Auditor Authorization form, and complete the OAS Auditor Access Training.
If you have forgotten your email address or password, please email the DPI.
The WICPA training will be at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on May 23, 2018.
All current and potential SNSP auditors are strongly encouraged to attend. Topics include a session explaining the SNSP and a session explaining the financial audit and enrollment audit requirements.
Registration for the WICPA conference is available on the WICPA Conference Website.
On Demand Training
The Department has various on demand trainings available. Topics include the following:
- General Program Overview
- Financial Audit
- Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Report
- Count Reports, K4 Outreach Requirements, Payments, and Enrollment Audits
- Application Requirements
- Auditor Authorization Form
- Student Information System
Please see the On Demand Training webpage for additional information and to view the trainings.
If you are at an audit firm and interested in receiving the regular correspondence for the Special Needs Scholarship Program and Choice auditors, please send the DPI an email. Please note that this is one combined list.