CPA Exam Requirements
CPA Exam Requirements
CPATrainingCenter.com provides accountants who are preparing to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the resources and training material available to succeed on their Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam).
The CPA exam (officially the "Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination"), comes in four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG).
To take the CPA Examination, candidates must apply to the boards of accountancy from which they seek the CPA credential (generally, your state). Application forms and information about CPA exam requirements may be obtained from the boards of accountancy.
To contact your Board of Accountancy to obtain CPA exam requirements, simply select your resident state below:
Once you've passed one part of the exam, you have 18 months to pass all four. You can take each exam section only once within a single window (two months out of every three constitute a window).
- Determine the dates you wish to sit for the CPA exam
- Decide whether to take all parts at once or one or two at a time
- Apply to your board of accountancy
- Select a CPA review course or CPA review materials
- Take as many simulated exams as possible (available with most CPA exam review materials)
- Start studying!
To Schedule a Test Date:
After the state board or its designee determines that a candidate is eligible to take specific sections of the CPA Examination, the candidate will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS).
The NTS will remain valid for a period of time established by the state board. That means candidates have a set period of time from the date the NTS is issued to schedule and take the examination sections(s) for which they have applied.
Candidates with a valid NTS form can schedule test appointments online at www.prometric.com\cpa., or by calling 1-800-580-9648 (Candidate Services Call Center) or by contacting their local test center.
Candidates requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or for any other reason, should contact their board of accountancy for specific guidelines and procedures.
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