Navigate the tricky CPA Exam process

Improve your chances to pass the CPA Exam by learning about all its details. Download and read the official guide, The Uniform CPA Exam Candidate Bulletin, which covers:

  • Applying to take the CPA Exam
  • Scheduling your CPA Exam
  • Taking your CPA Exam
  • Receiving your score
  • Exam content
Learn about state requirements for the CPA Exam—and meet them.

The requirements for becoming a CPA candidate and sitting for the exam vary from state to state. However, they generally include an educational, experience, and residency requirement.

For most states, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree or higher. Some other states now require 150 semester hours in specific subject areas, determined by the board of accountancy. See your state’s requirements.

If you need additional educational credits to qualify, you may earn graduate credit while you prepare for the exam.

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