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CPA Exam Score Release: 2017 Dates

February 22, 2017

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When you leave the Prometric testing center after completing a section of the CPA Exam, a feeling of relief may come upon you, even if only for a few moments. You have taken yet another step toward the CPA certification, and you should be proud of yourself. However, even as you enjoy this sense of accomplishment, you may also begin to wonder about the results of your efforts: your CPA Exam score. Depending on when you sat for the exam, you might not have to wait very long to receive your score, because it will be released according to the 2017 CPA Exam score release schedule.


REG CPA Exam Tips

February 20, 2017

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Of the four CPA Exam sections, the content of REG is the most straightforward, but that does not mean it is easy. The REG CPA Exam section requires diligent study and intelligent preparation to pass. While REG focuses on taxation and business law within the U.S. (so you don’t have to worry about IFRS), there is a lot of material within that comparatively narrow scope. To help you master it, here are some REG CPA Exam section tips.


CPA Experience Verification Service: New from NASBA

February 16, 2017

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The journey to becoming a CPA involves meeting several requirements for licensure, one of which is the experience requirement. While this requirement differs depending on the jurisdiction involved, the majority of state boards expect CPA candidates to complete 1-2 years of work in public accounting, and this work must be verified by a CPA. Until recently, you had to know a CPA, either by working with or reporting directly to him or her, in order to receive this verification. However, NASBA now offers a special service that enables you to have your work experience verified without actually knowing a CPA.


REG CPA Exam Section

February 6, 2017

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The CPA Exam contains four sections, each of which covers the significant topics within particular areas of accounting. Of the four sections, Regulation is the one devoted to the areas of federal taxation, business law, and business ethics. The majority of the REG CPA Exam section addresses federal taxation, so it can be one of the easier sections for candidates with tax experience as well as one of the most difficult sections for those without. Certain qualities of the current REG CPA Exam section mitigate its polarizing focus, but the release of the next version of the CPA Exam scheduled for April 1, 2017, will diminish these qualities with its changes and render REG a more universally challenging exam section.


Achieving Dual Certification as a Student

January 20, 2017

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Hey students! Did you know? You can secure a salary increase early on in your career by achieving dual certification!

The two most valuable and respectable accounting certifications are the CPA and the CMA.

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Benefits of Dual Certification

These prestigious designations offer a variety of benefits, including

  • An impressive resume: Future employers will look very favorably on a potential employee who has demonstrated so much determination and discipline at such a young age.
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