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Special Needs Scholarship Program-Auditor Information

Selecting an Auditor

The school must select an independent auditor to complete three audits/agreed upon procedure reports. They are the September Enrollment Audit, the January Enrollment Audit, and the Financial Audit. Schools may engage any currently licensed CPA firm that has not been barred from the program if they meet the independence standards. The auditor must be a licensed CPA and the firm they work for must be a licensed certified public accounting firm. This can be verified with the Department of Safety and Professional Services through the following link: The school should ensure that the auditor and audit firm it selects meets these requirements.

Once a school has identified what auditor they will use, the auditor and school must complete the Auditor Authorization form. A separate Auditor Authorization form is required for the Choice program and the Special Needs Scholarship Program.


Auditor Update Virtual Training

DPI will be holding an update session for current Private School Choice Programs (PSCP or Choice) Auditors. This training will:
  • Describe updates to the Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Report,
  • Describe updates to the September Enrollment Audit,
  • Review the new background check requirements, and
  • Provide a review of the K4 parental outreach activities.
When are the trainings?
The trainings will be held on Monday, October 22nd from 1:00-4:00 and Wednesday, October 24th from 1:00-4:00. The trainings will be provided virtually. The department will email a link for the virtual trainings a few days in advance of the training. Please click on the link for the training day you would like to register for:
Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Overview Training
Training 6 of the DPI’s on demand trainings provides information on the Fiscal & Internal Control Practices requirements. These trainings are available on the DPI’s on demand training webpage. Participants are strongly encouraged to review the webinar in advance of this training, especially if you have not previously completed a Fiscal & Internal Control Practices Report.


On Demand Training


The Department has various on demand trainings available. Topics include the following:

  • General Program Overview
  • Count Reports, K4 Outreach Requirements, Payments, and Enrollment Audits
  • Application Requirements

Please see the On Demand Training webpage for additional information and to view the trainings.


Auditor Listserve

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, so if you are already on the Choice Auditor Listserve, you will receive the Special Needs Scholarship Program auditor emails.



For questions about this information, contact Andrea Kratz (608) 267-1291