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CPA Exam Process
CPA Exam Process
Learn about the CPA Exam and process to become a licensed CPA
Get to know the
Board of Examiners (BOE)
Review NASBA’s Candidate Bulletin for details about the process to become a CPA.
Review the Simandhar’s
CPA Exam Booklet
for general information
for general details about your Exam strategy
This Way to CPA
for helpful information and support.
Connect with other CPA candidates by joining the Simandhar’s Exam Candidate
Consider joining the Simandhar as an
Exam Candidate Affiliate Member
Determine your eligibility
for eligibility guidance
Select a jurisdiction where you want to become licensed as a CPA and review its specific requirements.
If you’re an international candidate, consider using NASBA’s International Evaluation Services to determine if your are eligible to take the Exam
Choose a jurisdiction that participates in international administration
Some non-U.S. residents may be eligible to take the International Qualification Examination (IQEX)
Submit your application
Complete your application and submit the required documentation
Your application will be verified for eligibility.
You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS), which is valid for six months.
Schedule your Exam
Decide when you will take the Exam
Use your NTS information to schedule an Exam date with Prometric.
You can take your Exam at any Prometric test center where the Exam is offered
International candidates may not be eligible to test at all Prometric locations outside of U.S. jurisdictions
International locations require an additional fee.
Prepare for your Exam
Study the Exam Blueprints and use all available Exam resources and study tools to prepare
Learn the Exam’s format and functionality by practicing with the sample tests and accessing the tutorial topics found by selecting the “Help” button in each sample test.
Review the testlet structure of each Exam section.
Use your NTS to get six months of free access to NASBA’s Professional Literature package.
Take your Exam
Pass all four Exam sections within 18 months (score a minimum of 75 on each section)
In most cases, the 18-month complete “clock” begins based on your attendance date when you pass the first Exam section, but check with your specific Board of Accountancy.
While you can take more than one Exam section per test window, you cannot take retake the same section in the same test window
Pass Ethics exam (only if required by your Board of Accountancy)
Apply for your license
Generally you must have 150 credit hours of education with a concentration in accounting. This includes:
30 semester hours in accounting subjects, and 24 semester hours in business administration subjects
A minimum of 15 semester hours in accounting must be at upper division or graduate level
Must have a minimum of one year of experience (approximately 2,000 hours) verified by a licensed CPA.
Experience should include accounting, attest, auditing or tax
16 Feb, 2019
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