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To solemnly declare verbally or in writing that a particular document or testimony about an event is a true and accurate representation of the facts; to bear witness to. To formally certify by a signature that the signer has been present at the execution of a particular writing so as to rebut any potential challenges to its authenticity.


v. 1) to confirm (usually in writing) that a document is genuine. 2) to bear witness that someone actually signed a document, such as a will. All states require at least two witnesses (three in Vermont) to attest that a will was signed and declared to be a will (except a will written in one's own handwriting in some states). (See: will, witness, holographic will)

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Working with Attest, we will be able to help government clients offer solutions using digital identities that better accommodate the needs government has across that wide expanse of abilities.
We are excited to work with Deloitte to bring blockchain-enabled technologies such as decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials to government, said Cab Morris, co-founder, and chief executive officer of Attest. Identity is foundational to nearly every government service and is the basis for trust and legitimacy in the public sector.
If the mortgage broker and lender really want an attest report from a CPA, then the CPA has an obligation to perform that engagement and follow the appropriate professional standards.
The California Board of Accountancy's study of California's 500-hour, attest experience requirement for CPA licensure involves surveying a wide range of groups in California--including consumers, applicants, new and experienced licensees, hiring managers and licensees who supervise and sign-off on attest experience, as well as accounting department faculty.
The California Board of Accountancy launched the study of California's 500-hour, attest experience requirement for CPA licensure.