CPA Exam International Locations

International CPA Exam Testing Locations

The CPA Exam is arguably the most in-demand accounting designation in the United States, and it can be worth pursuing even for international students. The path for non-U.S. citizens to take the CPA Exam and become a certified public accountant isn’t easy, but Becker Professional Education provides the resources necessary to support you through it. Hundreds of our CPA candidates choose this option every year, and many Watt Sells award winners are international candidates.

This page will explain the two options available to international students, as well as explicitly lay out all of the CPA Exam international locations.

International Options

Option 1: Apply for the International Qualification Examination (IQEX)

The IQEX allows qualifying international students to bypass the U.S. CPA Exam and attain U.S. CPA licensure through reciprocity. The IQEX covers ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, business law and taxation pertaining to U.S. accounting. Learn more about the IQEX here, and keep in mind there is an application fee of $835 USD.

Option 2: CPA Exam for international students

First, select a participating U.S. jurisdiction and contact the board of accountancy there. Then, receive your notice to schedule (NTS) and schedule your CPA Exam.

Please note that some U.S. jurisdictions do not currently participate in the international administration of the CPA Exam. These include Alabama, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina and the Virgin Islands.

All jurisdictions are not the same. International students should compare jurisdictions before making their final decision. View state-by-state requirements here.

Visit for complete details on the international administration of the CPA Exam.

Which countries provide CPA Exam testing locations?

Residents from many nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America may be eligible to take the CPA Exam. In addition to testing locations in the United States, international CPA testing locations are located in the following countries:

  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Nepal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates

International CPA Exam frequently asked questions

In what languages can I take the international CPA Exam?

English only.

What is the structure and content of the international CPA Exam?

There are four parts to the international CPA Exam. Find details here.

What are the CPA Exam fees?

Each of the four international CPA Exam sections has a fee of $371.55 USD.

Do I need a passport to take the international CPA Exam?

You need a valid passport or national ID card to apply for the international CPA Exam.

How long do I need to wait after I’m approved to take the international CPA Exam?

After your registration process is complete for each international CPA Exam section, you will need to wait at least 24 hours before scheduling an appointment at your CPA exam location.

How do I schedule my appointment for the international CPA Exam?

Go through Prometric to schedule your appointment at one of the CPA Exam test locations.

For international CPA Exam preparation, count on Becker CPA Exam Review

We offer self-study and live classes given in collaboration with our global partners. Regardless of the format you choose, you will receive the same expert instruction students in North America receive. Our proven methodology will help prepare you for the international CPA Exam and U.S. CPA licensure. Find your Becker global partner here.

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