Everything you need to know about the changes coming to the CPA Exam, consolidated and analyzed in one easy-to-reach place.
The AICPA recently announced plans for CPA Evolution! This is the largest set of changes coming to the CPA Exam in recent years, and the goal is to better align the content of the CPA Exam to the duties CPAs will be expected to perform in the near future. Check out our CPA Evolution Update for more info!
The CPA Exam changes regularly. Gleim CPA Review takes new pronouncements, law changes, and the AICPA Blueprints into account when developing our materials, so there is nothing for you to worry about. In other words, you don’t need to stress about learning each of the Blueprint changes because Gleim updates your CPA review materials based on all of these changes.
But if you want to keep up with the landscape of CPA Exam changes, read on!
The CPA Exam changes taking place in 2024 are probably some of the most significant changes to take place since the CPA Exam went computerized in 2024. Effective January 1, 2024, the CPA Exam will be testing the new blueprints that were released by the AICPA in January 2023. To read the full blueprints, visit the AICPA’s site.
In addition to brand new content being tested on the CPA Exam in 2024 and new exam sections; there will be new testing dates and delayed score releases. Below is a chart of the revised testing dates and score release dates for 2024.
The AICPA regularly revises sections, adds new topics, and removes outdated topics to make sure it reflects the latest professional standards and regulations of the following governing bodies:
Taking advantage of new technologies and improving the testing experience sometimes changes the interface or other administration elements of the CPA Exam.
Many of the changes are minor changes that improve how information is presented or clarify topics and testing material.
The CPA Exam Blueprints are a breakdown of the knowledge and skills the AICPA has deemed necessary for Certified Public Accountants. The AICPA uses these Blueprints when creating the CPA Exam and releases them as study guides for CPA candidates.
The AICPA usually releases CPA Exam Blueprints once or twice a year, and the changes do not go into effect immediately.
Within the Blueprints you will find
The most important thing to remember is that the Blueprints are not an exam rubric. They present sample tasks, but they are not limited to only testing the content areas with those tasks. Equally important: Not every topic on the Blueprint will be tested on every CPA Exam.
The CPA Exam changes every year, sometimes more than once. It can be hard to determine which changes are important, so let us do the work for you! Our free CPA Exam Guide includes everything you need to know about the CPA Exam. Studying with Gleim CPA Review means you never need to worry about CPA Exam changes—we always have you covered.