As many of you may know, January 1st, 2011 will bring new changes to the CPA Exam. Some of these changes include:

  • The larger simulations in the AUD, FAR, and REG sections will now be smaller task based simulations (TBS)
  • All written communication will be contained in the BEC section
  • New Content will be introduced into the various sections including the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to FAR

For more details, watch our video with Mitra Wilson as she explains everything you need to know about what the exam will look like in 2011!

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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."

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cpa-exam-review-AICPAIn yet another huge announcement from the AICPA this morning, Roger CPA Review was told that panels are being formed in order to determine a new passing score for each section of the exam. This is in conjunction with the new CBT-e changes that are set to occur 01/01/2011.

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Roger Philipp, CPA describes Cash Basis accounting, which is the standard reporting method for individual taxpayers. Follow along closely, as Roger explains which entities and organizations are prohibited from using this method. As an added bonus, Roger clarifies the successful construction of a written communication... a very important element of the CPA Exam. This video is an excerpt from the REGULATION portion of the Roger CPA Review Online/USB course.

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cpa-exam-review-resolutionsNow that it is well into January, we thought we might give you a little reminder of those little things called New Year's Resolutions. You know... all those promises you made to yourself the week in between inhaling candy canes and popping those loud cardboard popper things. Still don't remember? How about "This year, I resolve to study at least 50 hours a week and pass all four parts of my CPA exam on the first try."? Remember that promise to yourself?

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We here at Roger CPA Review are crazy excited to a announce our first scheduled CPA Exam Chat on Tuesday January 19th from 11am to 12pm PST. (That's tomorrow!) Roger will be available on the CPA Exam Club site to take questions, discuss study methods, and talk over anything and everything Exam related.

In the words of CPA Exam Club:

Roger Philipp, CPA of Roger CPA Review will be taking your questions!!!

Are you struggling with a particular exam question, topic or section? Curious about the 2011 exam changes? Trying to figure out how to choose exam materials? Our exam chat is a great place to have your questions answered.

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cpa-exam-scoringWe know that it is only the second full week of the first testing window of 2010, but we also know that people are already curious about score releases and when they can expect their results.

Last week, CPA Zone published a great post on

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The CPA Exam will undergo some dramatic changes and updates as it makes the transition to CBTe, or "computer based testing evolved," beginning on January 1st, 2011. Start your preparation now with Roger CPA Review! Join CPA Exam Advisor Mitra Wilson as she describes the major new features and changes you can expect to see on the CPA Exam. Find out what you'll need to be ready for when you sit for the CPA Exam. Don't be caught by surprise!

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cpa-exam-reviewHappy New Year from Roger CPA Review.

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