CPA Training

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)

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A CPA is a trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals

All CPAs are accountants, but not all accountants are CPAs.

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

  • 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
Computer-based format
Consists of 4 sections

  •  Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  •  Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
  •  Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
  •  Regulation (REG)


    • Same test no matter where it is taken
    • Passing score is 75 on a 0-99 scale
    • Question types include multiple choice, simulation and written communication
    • Eligibility to sit for exam depends on state
    • Examination Center
    • Prometric centers in UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Japan & Brazil subject to conditions.
  • Exam Format
    Subjects New CBTe
    Ex M T  
    Paper 1 : Auditing & Attestation 4 3 1  
    Paper 2 : Financial Accounting & Reporting 4 3 1  
    Paper 3 : Regulation (Law & Tax) 3 3 1  
    Paper 4 : Business Environment & Concepts 3 3    
    • MCQ – Multiple Choice Questions
    • TBS – Task Based Simulation
    • WCT – Written Communication Task


    • A candidate is an applicant for a CPA license
    • Many states require the candidate to have 1 – 2 years’ experience under a CPA
    • Additional requirements vary by the candidate’s
    • Education – e.g., Graduate degree vs. 150 hours of undergraduate
    • Employer(s) – e.g., Public accounting firm vs. industry
    • Type of work – e.g., Tax professional vs. auditor

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