Category Archives for International CPA

IQEX: Exam Guide, Pass Rates, and Study Materials

Regarding IQEX, I have a few questions for you. First, are you an accounting professional with membership in a non-U.S. professional association? For example, are you a Chartered Accountant (CA) or non-U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? And finally, would you like to earn the U.S. CPA certification? If you answered yes to these questions, I […]

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CPA Exam for International Students: Meeting CPA Requirements as International Students

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If you are an international candidate preparing to complete the CPA application or someone who lives outside of the U.S. planning to earn the CPA title, you’ve come to the right place. I was an international student myself who got my CPA while working in Hong Kong. So I’ve been there, done that, and I’d […]

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International CPA Exam: CPA Exam International Options, Locations, and Steps

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If you are a U.S. citizen or a citizen of another country who lives outside the U.S., and you’d like to earn the American Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, you are a CPA Exam international candidate. As an international candidate, you can definitely qualify to sit for the USA CPA Exam. But can you take […]

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NIES: NASBA Evaluation Service for CPA International Candidates

NASBA is the association of the US State Boards of Accountancy. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness and to advance the common interests of the State Boards, and one of the latest services offered is an international evaluation service (NIES) for international CPA exam candidates. State Boards That Accept NIES Evaluation Over 50 states […]

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How Indian BCOM or CA Takes US CPA Exam: Issues + Solutions

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This article was originally written for Indian BCOM holders, but it is applicable to all aspiring CPAs with a 3-year degree. Are you an Indian BCOM CPA candidate who wishes to take the CPA Exam in the United States? Are your BCOM and CA degrees not enough to get you qualified to take the exam? […]

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CPA for H4 Visa Holders: Common Obstacles and Solutions

Is it possible to become a CPA for H4 visa holders?  I have lots of readers who are H4 visa holders. Many of you are highly educated professionals who follow their spouse to the United States for a better future for your family. Since you aren’t allowed to work (for now, at least), wouldn’t it […]

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Best States to Apply for CPA International Students + Candidates

How to become a CPA for international students and candidates? Since most international candidates do not have a “preferred” state to practice their profession, they are free to pick a state board with the most favorable CPA exam requirements. This flexibility can be overwhelming with 55 states and jurisdictions to choose from. How do you […]

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Aspiring CPA without Social Security Number (SSN): Is there a Way Out?

International CPA exam candidates often need to overcome several obstacles in order to get qualified for the exam. One such obstacle is the social security number (SSN). Rest assured that, in most cases, you can still sit for the CPA exam without the SSN. What is Social Security Number? A social security number is a […]

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Can You Become a US CPA with 3 Year Degree Alone?

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Can a 3-year bachelor’s degree (generally equivalent to an associate’s degree) qualify you to sit for the CPA Exam? I am afraid not. Since 2012, it has been exceeding hard for 3-year bachelor’s degree holders to get qualified for the US CPA exam. Delaware, the “last remaining” state that welcomed associate’s degree holders, changed its […]

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US CPA Exam for Canadians: IQEX vs Regular Application?

Helllo Canadians! Getting qualified for the CPA exam is an easy step if you are a Canadian CA, and even if you haven’t you can still follow the steps to become a US qualified certified public accountant. Please click a link below so I can figure out the best way to help you: I am […]

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