Category Archives: Industry News

The AICPA Approves CPA Evolution Licensure Model

By Megan Matthews

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 Exam to reflect the changes, is expected to be available in January […]

The CPA Exam is difficult enough at the best of times – but right now, with COVID-19 impacting study journeys and delaying test dates, it’s even tougher. Typically CPA Candidates have 18 months to sit for and pass all four sections of the CPA Exam – but because of these delays, NASBA is encouraging State […]

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 […]

How to Study For Your CPA While Working Remote

By Megan Bierwirth

The novel coronavirus has truly changed the way we go about our everyday lives. Things we never thought about before, like going to the grocery store, going to the gym, and going to work are being changed and restricted at a rapid pace. Many of us are now telecommuting (or working from home) as many […]

Some Prometric Testing Centers to Resume Testing

By Megan Matthews

Update: As of 4/23, the AICPA has announced that the CPA Exam will be considered an essential exam, meaning some candidates will be able to resume testing on May 1. It’s important to note that Prometric will be opening only in areas where deemed safe. The AICPA has announced that Prometric will be contacting candidates […]

What Continuous Testing Means For You

By Megan Matthews

If you haven’t yet heard, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric will offer continuous testing for CPA Exam candidates in the United States from July 1st, 2020 with all state boards backing it. That’s right – no more black out periods or CPA exam testing windows, and no more waiting months to re-sit the exam you’re totally […]

Prometric Extends Temporary Closure to Some Centers

By Megan Matthews

BREAKING NEWS. With the increase in measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Prometric has announced that it will extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada through April 30th, with planned resumption of testing on May 1st across the United States and Canada. Earlier, this closure was expected to last […]

CPA Exam Testing Expanded to India

By Meagan Boonie

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It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown CPA Exam preparation for a loop. Testing center closures have forced many candidates to adjust their CPA Exam study schedules, seek NTS extensions from state boards, and, in some cases, ask for extensions to their 18-month testing window. Fortunately, NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have been rolling […]

BREAKING NEWS — In response to candidate requests, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric will offer continuous testing for CPA Exam candidates in the United States from July 1st, 2020. What is Continuous Testing? Under the Continuous Testing model, candidates will have the ability to take the Exam year-round, without restriction – with the only exception being […]

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BREAKING NEWS. In an email sent to CPA Exam candidates on March 25th, 2020, NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric announced their decision to offer additional testing opportunities. The 2020 Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10th, 2020 to June 30th, 2020 (what was previously a blackout period). Previously, Prometric announced it would be closing […]