CPA Exam Requirements

What Are the Requirements to Take the CPA Exam?

CPA exam requirements are set by individual state boards and thus vary by state jurisdiction. Although every state has slightly different requirements to sit for the CPA examination, most states have the same core set of qualifications that candidates must meet in order to be eligible. Let’s take a look at what qualifications you need

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CPA Exam Schedule, Dates, Testing Windows, & Blackout Months

The CPA exam schedule is pretty confusing because there are so many different testing windows, exam dates, blackout months, and other oddities. The scheduling process can difficult to figure out for first-time candidates. Let’s take a look at each one of these scheduling topics and try to answer most of your CPA exam questions. How

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Which Section of the CPA Exam Should You Take First?

One of the most popular questions we hear from CPA candidates is, “which section of the CPA exam should I take first?” That’s a great question. If you don’t already know what the four parts of the CPA exam are, you should read my post about the sections of the CPA exam. It will give you

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How Do You Apply for the CPA Exam as an International Student?

The CPA exam application process for non-citizens or people who live outside the United States is complicated. Heck, the application process is complicated for citizens. It’s way too complicated for international candidates and non US citizens. Let’s discuss the ways you can apply for the CPA exam as an international student. Who Can Take the

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Best CPA Review Course Video Lectures

Almost all CPA exam review courses include video lectures in their study materials because they are really helpful. Video lectures were one of the most important study tools I used to pass the exam and I’m sure they will be important to your success with the exam as well. But, how are you supposed to

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Best CPA Exam Review Self-Study Books of 2019

There are many different CPA exam review books on the market today. Some are better than others and some are just different. Therefore, how are you supposed to know which ones are right for you? First, you need to look at your learning style to understand what type of CPA study book you should be

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Best CPA Exam Audio Courses and Lectures

There are a few different CPA review courses that offer audio lectures and audio CPA study materials. This format is a great option for CPA candidates who are on the go a lot and don’t have tons of time to sit in front of their computer or a book. Hence, the best CPA learning materials

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Which CPA Exam Section is the Hardest?

According to the AICPA’s published pass rates, the hardest part of the CPA exam is FAR. The 2016 cumulative pass rates show that candidates consistently performed worst on FAR than the AUD, BEC, and REG with pass rates of 45.42%, 45.82%, 55.54%, and 48.41%, respectively. This wasn’t always the case. In most prior years, AUD

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