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Delayed CPA Exam Score Release

March 20, 2017

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The AICPA has shared the score release timeline for the remainder of 2017, and this timeline features far fewer target release dates for the testing windows to come than the testing window that has ended. As a candidate taking sections of both the old and new CPA Exams, you may worry that the reduced number of score release dates will cause a conflict with your 18 months of exam credit and the conditional credit rule, but new information from the AICPA and NASBA confirms that you should not worry, you should simply learn more about how these organizations will handle the situation.


CPA Exam Introductory Screens: New Exam Edition Changes

March 14, 2017

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The changes coming to the CPA Exam on April 1 affect several aspects of the exam, one of which is the duration. While we learned months ago that each section of the exam would now last for four hours, the AICPA recently announced another modification to exam timing that can affect a candidate’s experience as much as total testing time.

Changes to CPA Exam Introductory Screens

When you sit for the CPA Exam, you begin the examination process by viewing a series of introductory screens. Among other things, these introductory screens ask you to accept the AICPA’s confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. An accompanying clock counts down the time candidates have to move through the screens. If candidates fail to complete the introductory screens and begin the exam within the time limit, the exam will shut down and cannot be restarted.


CPA Exam Pass Rates: 2016

March 6, 2017

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With the new version of the CPA Exam arriving in about a month, the role of the previous version officially comes to a close. Before we say good-bye, let’s explore the newly released pass rates for 2016.

2016 CPA Exam Pass Rates

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2016 CPA Exam Pass Rates: Observations

  • The Q4 pass rates were the lowest for 2016.
  • The Q4 2016 pass rates were generally lower than those of Q4 2015. Only the pass rate for FAR showed an increase from Q4 2015 to Q4 2016.
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How is the CPA Exam Graded? The CPA Passing Score

February 27, 2017

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For many, passing the CPA Exam marks the culmination of many months of effort as well as the beginning of a lucrative career. Most know that you need a 75 to pass, but few are aware that a 75 does not represent 75% correct. Scoring a 75 indicates, per the AICPA, “performance reflecting a level of knowledge and skill sufficient for the protection of the public.” So, how exactly does the AICPA award the CPA passing score? How is the CPA Exam graded? You’ll understand that elusive 75 a little better with the answers to these questions.


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.


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