Non US resident CPA candidates:
Practice public accounting in the United States

What is a US CPA?

The United States Certified Public Accountant (US CPA) is one of the world’s most recognized accounting designations. The US CPA license is the only license to practice public accounting in the US.  A US CPA certification can open up unlimited possibilities for your career regardless of where you are.

Benefits include:

  • Increased opportunity to travel for global and international roles
  • Global recognition and reputation
  • Only four exams

The Becker Difference

Becker is a global leader in professional education driving student success for 60 years. We offer a completely integrated CPA Exam Review course that helps optimize your studying and replicates the CPA Exam in every way so there are no surprises when you get to the testing center.

  • More than 2,900 firms, universities, organizations and government bodies use Becker.
  • Our course materials are regularly updated and feature functionality to mirror the CPA Exam in every way.
  • Powerful and efficient study materials to make the most of your valuable time and energy.
  • From 2005-2018, more than 90% of Watt Sells award winners prepared with Becker.
  • According to 2016 Becker CPA Satisfaction Research, 86% of students that prepared with Becker were 'very satisfied' or 'extremely satisfied' with Becker's CPA Exam Review.
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Prepare to pass the IQEX with Becker.

The International Qualification Examination (IQEX) allows qualifying international students to bypass the US CPA Exam and attain the US CPA credential through reciprocity. The IQEX awards the US CPA certification to globally trained accountants from countries whose professional bodies have entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the US Boards of Accountancy.

Find Becker partners around the world

Becker's CPA Exam Review course is available in two formats: Self-study and live classes held in conjunction with our partners worldwide. No matter which format you choose, you receive the same expert instruction for which Becker is known. Our comprehensive, structured methodology will help ensure you are positioned to obtain a US CPA license. Available with Chinese captions.

CPA Exam for international students

The US CPA license is issued at the US state or territory (jurisdiction) level.  Non-US resident CPA candidates who meet the Board of Accountancy US CPA eligibility requirements in one of 55 US jurisdictions will qualify as US CPAs.  View our CPA Exam state requirements page to learn more about eligibility requirements, including age, residency, citizenship and education, and available Becker resources.