Category Archives: CPA Exam Changes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We have great news if you are entering your CPA Exam journey! If you were worried about needing to pass all four sections of the CPA Exam before the CPA Evolution goes into effect in January 2024 you can breathe easier – you still will get the same 18-month window you have now. Even though […]

AUD study tips to help you pass the CPA Exam

By Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA

AUD Study Tips

If you follow our blog, you may have seen that we’re now recommending (for the time being) to sit for AUD first. That’s quite a departure from our typical Exam section order recommendation, we know. But ultimately, it’s your most efficient route to a passing score right now, with the upcoming exam changes and the […]

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 […]

Right now, deciding how to study, what to study, or even if you should be studying can seem daunting and difficult to determine. Given upcoming CPA Exam changes to certain exam sections and Prometric delays, the conditions that the current pool of CPA candidates face is unprecedented. Because of this, the approach these candidates take […]

CPA Exam testing expands to Egypt and Jordan

By Jordan Junqua

CPA Exam Testing Expands to Egypt and Jordan

As 2020 goes on, CPA Exam testing is becoming more and more widespread. Now, NASBA has announced that The Uniform CPA Examination will be administered in Egypt and Jordan, effective Nov. 2, 2020. Starting Oct. 26, 2020, qualified candidates may begin applying to take any section of the U.S. CPA Exam under the continuous testing […]

AICPA approves CPA Evolution licensure model

By Jordan Junqua

AICPA Approves Exam Model Change

The American Institute of CPAs’ Council held their first-ever virtual council meeting, where they elected a new chair and approved the CPA Evolution model that AICPA and NASBA have been developing with a focus on more technology skills. This, along with an updated CPA Exam to reflect the changes, is expected to be available in […]