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Everyone tells you to take the CPA Exam after graduation, but you aren’t sure where to begin or how to balance the exam with life, work, and summer plans. Chances are, you’d rather spend your summer doing things other than study.   But you can have it all: beach, passed sections and a life. It […]

CPA Evolution taking AUD and BEC

You have probably heard that the CPA Exam is “evolving” via the CPA Evolution effective Jan. 1, 2024. We previously covered the major changes to the CPA Exam resulting from the CPA Evolution. Knowing these changes, we are going to help you prioritize your unpassed sections between now and Jan.1, 2024. Whether you are just beginning […]

BEC in the CPA Evolution

Big changes are coming to the CPA Exam in 2024 because of the CPA Evolution. The largest change is the elimination of BEC as a section when the new exam model is released for testing on Jan. 1, 2024. However, based on the draft CPA Evolution Blueprint released by the AICPA, content from the BEC […]

5 common myths about the CPA Exam

By Jack Castonguay

If you’re preparing for the CPA Exam, you already know that you need to devote considerable study hours to pass the exam. You might have heard stories from friends or colleagues about how difficult certain parts of the exam are, or perhaps you’re concerned about the changes coming to the CPA Exam as part of […]

There has been a lot of anticipation of the changes that will be coming to the CPA Exam due to the CPA Evolution. This initiative is transforming the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure model to recognize the evolving skills and competencies required of accountants today and in the future. It is a joint effort of the […]

CPA Exam after graduation

You finally graduated from college, so you deserve time for the beach, kayaking or working that summer ice cream-parlor job you’ve had since high school. But let’s put the brakes on taking off one last summer before adulting. Now is the ideal time to take and pass all four sections of the CPA Exam. After […]

By now you have likely heard the CPA Evolution that will become effective Jan. 1, 2024, transitioning the CPA Exam from its four existing sections to three core sections (AUD, REG, FAR) and a required specialization track in either BAR, ISC or TCP. Now in addition to these Evolution-related changes, question format, question type and […]

7 mistakes CPA Exam candidates make on simulations (and how to avoid them!)

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

CPA Exam Simulation Tips

When it comes to CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam scoring, the AICPA gives equal weight to Multiple Choice Questions and Task-Based Simulations/Written Communication Tasks. In fact, Sims account for a greater portion of a candidate’s exam section score than ever before, causing simulations (or sims) to become a larger portion of a CPA candidate’s exam […]

What the 2021 CPA Exam changes mean for you

By Jack Castonguay

CPA Exam Changes 2021

If you’re studying for the CPA Exam, you’re likely already aware that every year, the AICPA updates and publishes the CPA Exam Blueprints. This is a document explaining what will be tested on the CPA Exam, as well as the skills (e.g. analysis) and tasks (e.g. develop a detailed engagement plan) for each content topic […]

Tips to Maintain Focus While Wearing a Mask

It’s a unique time to be sitting for the CPA Exam, we know. With that comes a whole set of new unique challenges to face, too. One of which is wearing a mask during the CPA Exam. As we stand, the CPA Exam must be sat in person with no remote testing abilities. Because of […]