Non US Resident CPA Candidates:
Practice Public Accounting in the United States

What is the United States CPA?

The United States Certified Public Accountant (U.S. CPA) is one of the world’s most recognized accounting designations, and the only license to practice public accounting in the U.S.  A CPA license 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 Professional Education 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 2000 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 2005-2016, over 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 Exam with Becker

The International Qualification Examination (IQEX) allows qualifying globally trained accountants to bypass the U.S. CPA Exam and attain the U.S. CPA credential through reciprocity. The IQEX exam awards the U.S. CPA credential to globally trained accountants from countries whose professional bodies have entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) with the U.S. 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 that Becker is known for. Our comprehensive, structured methodology will help ensure you are positioned for success on exam day. Available with Chinese captions.

Become a U.S. CPA Outside the United States

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