The CPA Exam

About the CPA Exam

One of the requirements for CPA certification in the United States is passing the CPA Exam. The CPA Exam consists of four, four-hour sections, which include Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG). A CPA Candidate must pass all four sections of the CPA Exam within 18 months and earn a minimum score of 75 on each part of the Exam. 

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CPA EXAM REQUIREMENTS BY STATE & TERRITORY

The four requirements for CPA licensure in the United States are Education, Examination, Ethics, and Experience, known as the “Four Es.” Every US jurisdiction adheres to their own requirements for CPA licensure. The good news is that we provide all the resources candidates need to understand and manage the CPA Exam requirements to become a CPA. 

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CPA Exam Content and Structure

Understanding the CPA Exam structure is key to passing the CPA Exam. The best way to find out about the CPA Exam content and structure is by studying the CPA Exam blueprints. The blueprints are published one to two times per year and provide information about the knowledge and skills needed to qualify for CPA certification.  
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CPA Exam Changes

The AICPA updates and changes the content and format of the CPA Exam because of new developments in accounting or improvements in accounting technology. CPA Exam changes ensure that candidates who pass the CPA Exam are fully prepared and up-to-date about accounting laws and business practices when entering the CPA profession. 
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Tax Reform Resources

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became public law in 2017. As a CPA Candidate, it’s important to know that the Tax Reform impacted both the CPA Blueprints and Exam, changing the way candidates prepare for the CPA Exam in 2019.

Preparing for the CPA Exam

Find out all the important steps to consider when preparing to successfully pass the CPA Exam.

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STUDYING FOR THE CPA EXAM

Studying for the CPA Exam requires a great deal of time, effort, and a solid game plan to successfully pass.  


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CPA EXAM SCHEDULING

Find out everything you need to know about scheduling your CPA Exam, including when and where you register to sit for the Exam. 
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QUALIFY & APPLY FOR THE CPA EXAM

Let us walk you through the necessary qualifications you must have to sit for the CPA Exam.
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CPA EXAM COSTS & FEES

When planning to sit for the CPA Exam, it’s good to be informed about the different costs and fees associated with Exam and how the costs vary by state.