Gleim CPA Blog

One candidate had this to say about exam registration: It is better to start a timely registration because late candidates hoping to take the test on a particular date may encounter difficulties in scheduling. Most of the available Prometric sites are booked in advance.
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Candidates have recently voiced complaints to Gleim about some aspects of the computerized CPA examination process. With each successive exam window these processes have become smoother, but we believe there is still room for improvement. The most common feedback we receive involves needed improvements in registration and score reporting. CPA candidates consistently complain that the...
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Question: I know the Simulations on the CPA exam will be updated soon. Are they testing new or different topics? What exactly is changing? Answer: The content of the Simulations will not change with the update to version 1.5. This update is designed to improve the functionality of the Simulations and make them easier to...
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns the auditing pronouncements candidates are responsible for on the CPA exam. Auditing Standards Boards and other auditing pronouncements are eligible to be tested in the exam window beginning six months after the pronouncement’s effective date, unless early application is permitted. When early application is permitted, the new pronouncement is eligible...
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Question: I heard that scores are being released by NASBA in two waves each exam window. Is there something I can do to qualify for the first wave? Answer: The only thing you can do is take the exam in the first month of the testing window. Even then you may not qualify for early...
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When you apply for a Notice to Schedule (NTS) you are given several options for receiving your NTS. One convenient option is e-mail, but that option is not without hazards. See the CPA exam candidate’s comments below: When I registered to sit for the exam (first-time candidate), I said [that] the chosen method of receiving...
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Feedback from candidates indicates that the Auditing section is easier to complete in the allotted time than the other three sections. Because candidates have more time per question and few calculations to deal with, they often finish well within the 4.5 hours provided for this section of the CPA exam. In general, we suggest taking...
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The CPA exam is computerized. It’s very important that each candidate be familiar with the software used in the exam prior to the exam date. Below is feedback submitted on the behalf of a candidate who had problems completing one of the Simulations in the Financial section. “The candidate said that, as expected, there were...
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If your plans to take the Uniform CPA Examination have been derailed by Hurricane Katrina, please get in touch with NASBA’s Candidate Care Department at 1-866-MY-NASBA (1-866-696-2722) to obtain guidance and information. NASBA is acting as a central point of contact until affected accountancy boards are able to resume normal operations.
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