The three organizations that jointly administer the Uniform CPA Examination have extended their contract to 2024. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants , the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy , and Prometric , have been administering the exam for the past six years.

Barry Melancon, AICPA president and CEO said, "The CPA exam is the gateway to the accounting profession and under this arrangement we have seen the exam improve and grow. About 93,000 candidates took the examination in 2009 a record."

In order to receive licensure as a CPA in the United States you must pass the Uniform CPA Examination. The exam consists of multiple choice questions, essays, and simulations that replicate work place situations. April of 2004 marked the beginning of the exam being administered using computer-based testing and the exam is set to undergo additional changes and improvements to be implemented in 2011.

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