CPA EXAM RESOURCE CENTER

The CPA Exam: Everything You Need to Know

Passing the CPA Exam is a major milestone on the way to becoming a CPA – and Gleim knows how to get you there better than anyone else. The original self-study CPA Exam review provider, we’ve helped accountants pass over 1 million CPA Exams. Here you’ll find key resources to help you on your journey.

GETTING STARTED
WITH THE CPA EXAM

Applying for the CPA Exam 
We help you navigate the CPA Exam application process here.

Scheduling the CPA Exam 
Learn about testing windows, scheduling (and rescheduling) your CPA Exam.

How Much Does the CPA Exam Cost? 
See what to expect for fees including when and how to pay.

How Hard is the CPA Exam? 
Hard may be an understatement. There’s no other exam like it—see what we mean.

CPA Exam Guide
The best intro to the CPA Exam you’ll find anywhere, hands down.
Tap into our wisdom of 40+ years helping candidates pass.

GETTING STARTED WITH THE CPA EXAM

Applying for the CPA Exam 
We help you navigate the CPA Exam application process here.

Scheduling the CPA Exam 
Learn about testing windows, scheduling (and rescheduling) your CPA Exam.

How Much Does the CPA Exam Cost? 
See what to expect for fees including when and how to pay.

How Hard is the CPA Exam? 
Hard may be an understatement. There’s no other exam like it—see what we mean.

CPA Exam Guide
The best intro to the CPA Exam you’ll find anywhere, hands down.
Tap into our wisdom of 40+ years helping candidates pass.

CPA REQUIREMENTS BY STATE

To become licensed as a CPA, you must meet the requirements for your jurisdiction.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

How to choose a jurisdiction for your CPA license if you don’t live in the U.S.

CPA REQUIREMENTS BY STATE

To become licensed as a CPA, you must meet the requirements for your jurisdiction.

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

How to choose a jurisdiction for your CPA license if you don’t live in the U.S.

ALL ABOUT THE CPA EXAM

The CPA Exam is notoriously difficult. Nearly half of the people who take it fail. But there’s no way around it if you want to be a CPA—you must pass the CPA Exam to become a certified public accountant. Tap into the tools and knowledge you will need here.

CPA Exam Sections

Each section is a 4-hour test. You must pass them all with a score of 75 within 18 months. See an overview of the CPA Exam sections.

FAR 
All about the Financial Accounting & Reporting CPA Exam section

AUD 
All about the Auditing and Attestation CPA Exam section

REG 
All about the Regulation CPA Exam section

BEC 
All about the Business Environment & Concepts CPA Exam section

ALL ABOUT THE CPA EXAM

The CPA Exam is notoriously difficult. Nearly half of the people who take it fail. But there’s no way around it if you want to be a CPA—you must pass the CPA Exam to become a certified public accountant. Tap into the tools and knowledge you will need here.

CPA Exam Sections

Each section is a 4-hour test. You must pass them all with a score of 75 within 18 months. See an overview of the CPA Exam sections.

FAR 
All about the Financial Accounting & Reporting CPA Exam section

AUD 
All about the Auditing and Attestation CPA Exam section

REG 
All about the Regulation CPA Exam section

BEC 
All about the Business Environment & Concepts CPA Exam section

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CPA Exam Strategies
With the right preparation, you can pass the CPA Exam. We’ll show you how.

Mistakes to Avoid on the CPA Exam
You’ll be glad someone told you to watch out for these things when you take the CPA Exam.

CPA Exam Changes
The CPA Exam changes yearly, and it pays to stay up to date. See what’s in store next.

CPA Exam Pass Rates
The pass rates tell a story. See our analysis to plan for your greatest chance of success.

How the CPA Exam is Scored
Just what goes into determining your score? See where to direct your study efforts.

Official Score Release Dates
We know it’s hard to wait! Learn when to expect your CPA Exam score.

CPA Exam Quick Links

CPA Exam Strategies
With the right preparation, you can pass the CPA Exam. We’ll show you how.

Mistakes to Avoid on the CPA Exam
You’ll be glad someone told you to watch out for these things when you take the CPA Exam.

CPA Exam Changes
The CPA Exam changes yearly, and it pays to stay up to date. See what’s in store next.

CPA Exam Pass Rates
The pass rates tell a story. See our analysis to plan for your greatest chance of success.

How the CPA Exam is Scored
Just what goes into determining your score? See where to direct your study efforts.

Official Score Release Dates
We know it’s hard to wait! Learn when to expect your CPA Exam score.

TRY GLEIM CPA EXAM REVIEW MATERIALS!

Free CPA Course Demo

Get free access to a whole CPA Exam study unit to try us out! Learn why people rave about Gleim:

  • The test bank that stands head and shoulders above all the rest
  • Easy-to-navigate outlines and videos
  • SmartAdapt guides you like your own tutor
  • Even try our audio lectures on the go!

See how Gleim helps you pass the CPA Exam today.

Free CPA Exam Questions 
Sample our highly acclaimed practice questions complete with answer explanations. (They’re as close to the real exam as you can get!)

Webinars and Videos 
Meet our instructors and see how Gleim supports your study with video. Register to access now.

TRY GLEIM CPA EXAM REVIEW MATERIALS!

Free CPA Course Demo

Get free access to a whole CPA Exam study unit to try us out! Learn why people rave about Gleim:

  • The test bank that stands head and shoulders above all the rest
  • Easy-to-navigate outlines and videos
  • SmartAdapt guides you like your own tutor
  • Even try our audio lectures on the go!

See how Gleim helps you pass the CPA Exam today.

Free CPA Exam Questions 
Sample our highly acclaimed practice questions complete with answer explanations. (They’re as close to the real exam as you can get!)

Webinars and Videos 
Meet our instructors and see how Gleim supports your study with video. Register to access now.

Gleim offers programs to help future CPAs

Campus Rep Program 
Get a leg up while you’re still in school ­­­­— and earn a complete CPA review system!

Student Discounts 
We want to bring CPA within reach for all aspiring accountants.
Learn about our student discounts.

Gleim offers programs to help future CPAs

Campus Rep Program 
Get a leg up while you’re still in school ­­­­— and earn a complete CPA review system!

Student Discounts 
We want to bring CPA within reach for all aspiring accountants.
Learn about our student discounts.

IS CPA RIGHT FOR YOU?

CPA Salary

What can you expect to earn as a CPA? Find income by years of experience and location.

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CPA Blog

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IS CPA RIGHT FOR YOU?

CPA Salary

What can you expect to earn as a CPA? Find income by years of experience and location.

Learn More

CPA Blog

Tap into news and real-life stories about passing the CPA Exam and becoming a CPA.

Learn More