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    About CPA

    CPA is the leading financial accounting qualifications in the Earth . CPAs are globally recognized as premier accountants, and are hired across industries throughout the world. CPAs are trusted financial advisors who can help businesses and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals. CPA course is offered by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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    How to become CPA            

    3 E’s are required for licensure:

    • Education
    • Exam or Uniform CPA Examination
    • Experience

    State Boards of Accountancy determine the laws and rules for each state/jurisdiction Education

    • Requirements vary by state/jurisdiction (see state requirements)
    • Most states now require 120-150 semester hours
    • Number of accounting hours (in the 150 total) is dependent on state requirements

    Uniform CPA Examination

    • Same test no matter where it is taken
    • Exams are administered four times a year (4 testing windows)

                                    Jan – Feb ,  Apr – May , Jul – Aug , Oct – Nov

    • Passing score is 75 on a 0-99 scale
    • Question types include multiple choice, task based simulation and written communication
    • Eligibility to sit for exam depends on state Examination Center
    • Exams are admnistered through Prometric centers in USA, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Japan and Brazil.

    Click here to check the slot availability:  http://www.prometric.com/CPA

    Experience

    Ø  A candidate is an applicant for a CPA license

    Ø  Many states require the candidate to have 1 – 2 years’ experience under a CPA

    Ø  Additional requirements vary by the candidate’s

    Ø  Education – e.g., Graduate degree vs. 150 hours of undergraduate

    Ø  Employer(s) – e.g., Public accounting firm vs. industry

    Ø  Type of work – e.g., Tax professional vs. auditor

    Subjects (Four Papers)

    Ø  Auditing & Attestation                   (AUD)

    Ø  Financial Accounting & Reporting   (FAR)             

    Ø  Regulation (Law & Tax)                  (REG)

    Ø  Business Environment & Concepts ( BEC )

    Exam Structure

    Section           MCQs  TBS      WCs

    AUD     72        8          -

    BEC      62        4          3

    FAR      66        8          -

    REG     76        8          -

    MCQs  = Multiple Choice Questions   TBS     = Task Based Simulations 

    WCs     =  Written Communication

    Scoring Weights

    Section           MCQs  TBS      WCs

    AUD     50%     50%     -

    BEC      50%     35%     15%

    FAR      50%     50%     -

    REG     50%     50%     -

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