Good News for International CPA Exam Candidates in Brazil and South America!
The international administration of the Uniform CPA Examination has been offering in Brazil since February 2012. The CPA exam is administered internationally as a service to foreign nationals, as well as in response to increasing international demand for U.S. CPA licensure.
This exam, which will be offered in English only, is the same as the U.S. exam administered by the AICPA, NASBA and Prometric. Along with passing the exam, international CPA candidates must meet educational and experience requirements as mandated by US state boards of accountancy.
Who Is Eligible to Sit for the Exam?
The exam site in Brazil is open to citizens and long-term residents of Brazil and neighboring countries in South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuala). US citizens living abroad are eligible to test at any location.
Anything I Need to be Aware of?
Absolutely yes, before passing the CPA Exam in Brazil, there are certain things that you should be aware of.
- After taking and passing the CPA exam, the candidate has to be licensed within 3 years (i.e. the experience requirement has to be fulfilled and properly verified within these 3 years) or else the exam results will become invalid.
- Some states do not participate in this new program and you can get the list of participating states here.
Other international exam sites include Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan, Lebanon and the UAE. Please refer to this page on CPA exam international sites for a more comprehensive discussion.
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