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About CPA

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the highest accounting credential in the U.S. It is a symbol of trust and professionalism in the world of business. A U.S. CPA has a good knowledge of US accounting standards, IFRS, US tax and other laws, and US auditing and attestation standards. They are well-respected business advisors and decision-makers who work for public accounting firms and corporations. They even work as consultants on many issues. The services of U.S. CPA are required in all areas of the business world.

Who Should Take This Course

The course learnings can be applied to many expertise levels and sectors, eg:
  • Entry-level employees
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Coaches

How One Can Become a CPA

To earn the CPA qualification, one has to pass the CPA exam and meet the licensing requirements. The CPA exams are administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA). The AICPA specifies the examination content, prepares the examination questions, determines the method of scoring and prepares advisory scores. The examination process generally includes preparing for the examination, applying to take the exam, and taking the exam.

CPA Exam Eligibility Requirements

In order to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam, a candidate must meet the eligibility requirements of any one of the 55 states or jurisdictions of the United States. Each state sets its own educational requirements. However, most state boards require a minimum of 150 hours of post-secondary education from a regionally accredited institution and specify a minimum number of college credits in various accounting topics and business laws. To obtain 150 hours of post-secondary education, generally a master’s degree in accounting or taxation is sufficient. Although, a master’s degree is advised but is not an essential requirement. A candidate may meet the CPA exam eligibility requirement by taking additional courses without a master’s degree. The exact CPA exam eligibility requirements vary from state to state and you may contact our CPA Exam Eligibility Team (info@crosswalkcpa.com) for insight on this.

Please read the Candidate Bulletin or click the link below to determine the specific state CPA exam eligibility requirements. http://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/

International Education Evaluation

Candidates who received their education from a college or university outside the United States, must have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized evaluation service to determine whether they meet the eligibility requirements of the state for which they are applying.

Applying For The Exam

The CPA Exam application process involves submitting the application form along with transcripts and fees, to the state board or its designated agent. Candidates should refer the latest application requirement set by the state for which they are applying.

Note: The name on the application matches exactly the name on identification the candidate plans to take to the testing center.

Notice To Schedule

Once the application has been approved and all fees have been paid, a Notice to Schedule (NTS) from NASBA is sent to the candidate. Once NTS is received by the candidate, he or she can schedule the CPA Exam.

Note: The candidate should ensure that the name on the NTS appears exactly the same as it appears on the identification documents that he or she will use for admission at the testing center and verify that other information appearing on the NTS is correct.

Schedule The Exam

Indian applicants can take the Exam in the U.S., U.A.E, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Lebanon.

Testing Windows: The CPA Examination is offered the first two months (also called the testing window) of each calendar quarter. Candidates are permitted to take any or all sections of the examination during any testing window and in any order. However, a candidate is not allowed to take the same section of the exam more than once during any one testing window.

Quarter Testing Window
1 January-February
2 April-May
3 July-August
4 October-November

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