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  • October 1, 2013

    New AICPA SOC 1 Guide - Now Available

    The AICPA has updated and issued the SOC 1 Guide book "Service Organizations - Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to User Entities' Internal Control Over Financial Reporting" as of May 1, 2013.  The book is available from the AICPA at www.cpa2biz.com (publication AAGASO13P)

  • June 15, 2011

    SSAE No. 16 is now effective
    The new service organization reporting standard, Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, is now effective as of June 15, 2011.  SSAE 16 supersedes Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70 with the professional guidance on performing the service auditor's examination.

  • October 25, 2010

    New AICPA Web Page on Service Organization Control (SOC) Reporting
    The AICPA has a new online resource dedicated to providing information on Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting including the new SSAE 16 standard.  It can be viewed here.

  • July 6, 2010

    SSAE16.com Launched!

    Welcome to our new site!!  SSAE16.com is officially launched. 

SSAE 16 Attestation Standard


An Internet resource fully dedicated to the
SSAE no. 16 Standard and service organization reporting

This website is fully dedicated to Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 including the Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting framework (SOC 1, 2, 3).

It has been developed to provide the public with general information on SSAE 16 and related topics. Your feedback and input are welcome.

Please contact us to submit your feedback and to ask questions. All information and content that appears on this site are protected by copyright laws and may not be reproduced or copied without express permission.

SSAE 16 FAQs

SSAE 16 Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of this site for further information on SSAE 16 and related topics. Your feedback on the FAQs are always welcome.

ISAE 3402

Information on ISAE 3402

Information on the new International Standard for Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402, Assurance Reports on Controls at a Service Organization, that will take effect in June 2011.

SAS 70

Information on SAS 70

The first and oldest Internet resource fully dedicated to the SAS 70 auditing standard.