Gleim CPA Blog

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination is the grandparent of all the professional accounting exams. The benefits include higher salary, increased confidence and competence, and recognition as a member of an elite group of professionals. The opportunities available to a CPA are positions in a government or not-for-profit organization, a public or private company, or...
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Question: Will the CPA exam topics change this year? Answer: The AICPA is NOT likely to change the CSO (Content Specification Outline), which dictates what topics are tested on the CPA exam, until 2008, if then. Substantive changes to the CSO are based upon a practice analysis research project, which is not yet completed. A...
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In the past, CPA candidates almost always sat for the CPA exam in the state in which they lived. This was primarily because most states had residency requirements. In recent years, however, residency requirements have been relaxed. The 150-hour educational requirement has led many candidates to take the CPA exam in states where there is...
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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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