Becoming a CPA

The CPA credential is the world’s leading credential. As a CPA, you serve to protect the public interest and therefore the CPA credential ensures that only qualified individuals become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

In order to become a CPA, individuals must pass the CPA Exam in order to qualify for licensure in any of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands).

The CPA Exam is one of the “Three E’s”—Education, Examination, and Experience—that are required for licensure as a CPA. Consequently, passing the CPA Exam is not, in itself, sufficient to meet requirements for licensure.

Obtaining the CPA credential signifies an unmatched depth of understanding of how a business operates, combined with a historic commitment to integrity, independence, and competence. No other credential can bring that combination to the table. If you’ve ever wondered how to pass the CPA Exam, you’re in the right place! Our team of experts is here to assist you along your CPA Exam journey.

5 Reasons to Become a CPA

Prestige and Respect

  • CPAs have a black belt in accounting
  • Respected and admired by their peers
  • CPA stands for Commitment, Professionalism, and Achievement

Money and Benefits

  • Earn 15%-20% more if you have the CPA credential

Job Satisfaction and Variety

  • A CPA is like a financial version of James Bond – Well dressed, world wise, uses latest technology and often in exotic locales

Career Security

  • Shortage of experienced accounting professionals

Personal Growth

  • Improve yourself and those around you
  • Prestigious career paths in law, medicine, politics, and finance


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