Category Archives for CPA Application

CPA Exam Fees Complete Breakdown (plus 3 Hidden Costs)

Getting your CPA qualification could be a big investment. Save up and get ready! A Breakdown of CPA Exam Costs All figures in US dollars: Here is the text version for your reference. 1. Examination Fee It varies slightly from state to state. Most follow the fee schedule by NASBA (National Association of State Board […]

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Taking All 4 CPA Exam Parts at Once: Smart or Crazy?

What’s the best strategy for passing all 4 CPA Exam parts in an amount of time that fits both your lifestyle and the AICPA’s timing restrictions? Should you spread the sections out over a few months or take them all as close together as possible? Well, it depends how much time you have as well […]

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How to Minimize CPA Exam Cost (Pay Less with these 5 Tips)

The path towards the CPA qualification can get expensive, but there are less costly way to do it. My 5 CPA Exam Cost Saving Tactics You can expect to spend $3,000 on the CPA exam. If this sounds a lot, here are my 5 suggestions to reduce the CPA exam cost: 1. Take Exam Only […]

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CPA Exam NTS: Samples, 3 Common Issues and Solutions

You may have come across a term called NTS quite often in your CPA journey. What exactly is NTS? What’s the significance? The CPA Exam NTS Stands for Notice To Schedule The NTS is issued by NASBA. It is your approval ticket to sit for the CPA exam in the US. This is the authorization […]

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CPA Exam Location: How to Apply in One State and Take Test in Another

There are many reasons why a candidate wants to register for the exam in one state and physically take the exam in another. For example, an international candidate finds New Hampshire the most favorable in the qualification requirement, but since his cousin lives in California, he wants to go to CA for the exam. Another […]

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Bankruptcy and DUI Impact on CPA License

Will a past bankruptcy (Chapter 7) prevent me from sitting for the CPA exam or getting a CPA license? That would be a decision for the licensing agency in the state in which you intend to license and or sit for the exam. Please give them a call before you proceed with the CPA exam […]

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NASBA Pre-Evaluation Service for CPA Exam Qualification

For CPA candidates who aren’t sure whether they qualify for the CPA exam, a number of  states have introduced a new Pre-Evaluation Application.  For a $50 fee, the state performs a pre-evaluation of your certified transcript. Specifically, the NASBA pre-evaluation service identifies academic deficiencies in your education prior to submitting a first-time application for the CPA […]

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CPA for Mature Students: How to Overcome these 3 Obstacles?

You will be surprised at the number of experienced, very capable accountants who do not have a CPA qualification. They are many reasons why they did not take the exam earlier in their career, but in order to get the promotion, recognition, or even for mere survival in the firm, they must get the CPA […]

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Can Chartered Accountants Verify Experience for CPA?

My Boss is a CA. Can he/she verify my working experience for the CPA license?” It depends, and you have to check with your state. Based on my rough estimate, around half of the state board only recognizes US CPAs as valid verifier of your experience for the purpose of the CPA license. The other […]

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Accredited Schools for CPA Educational Eligibility

If you are an non-US candidates who need to make up for the extra credit hours to fulfill the CPA exam educational requirements, you can first check out whether you can do that in your own country. Here is a list of qualified schools (i.e. members of the 6 regional accredited educational institutions in the […]

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