Category Archives for CPA Licensing

CPA Ethics Exam: Complete Guide on Procedure, FAQ and Tips

The CPA Ethics Exam is required by many (but not all) state boards for CPA licensing in the US. Most candidates take the exam after passing the Uniform CPA Exam. Let me address a few frequently asked questions: 1. Who administers the CPA Ethics Exam? While some states run their own ethics exam or courses, […]

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CPA Score Release Dates in 2017: Schedule and Readers’ Questions

The CPA qualification is such a roller coaster journey — now you don’t want to miss the most important day of your life… The Judgment Day! CPA Score Release Dates The date indicated below is the date NASBA releases the score to the State Boards of Accountancy. AICPA Score Release in First Quarter 2017 To […]

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Fail CPA Exam? My 3 Advice to Retakers

It’s devastating to fail the CPA exam. Countless hours to study and thousands of dollars wasted. I know, and I am trying to help. 3 Most Common Reasons to Fail CPA Exam Instead of agonizing over this, let’s move on and evaluate what went wrong. People fail the CPA exam because they have: Not enough time […]

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Do CPA Exam Credits Expire? Dates, Rules and Remedies

Passing the US CPA exam is one of the great accomplishments for accountants. But then, the CPA journey is not over — you’ll have to fulfill the licensing requirements to claim the CPA title. Almost all states require 1-2 years of relevant and verifiable experience. For some state boards that require additional educational requirement (e.g. […]

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How to Analyze a CPA Exam Diagnostic Report (and Pass on Next Try)

CPA exam diagnostic report (also known as Candidate Performance Report) is sent to candidates who fail the exam. It is meant to help the candidates understand their examination performance. CPA Exam Diagnostic Report: An Overview The following is a snapshot of a real report shared by fellow reader Jon.  He took FAR and came close […]

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CPA Exam Credit Transfer: General Rule and Process

I’ve got a lot of questions on Facebook recently on whether CPA exam credit transfer is possible between states. Here is the background, general rules and process. CPA Exam Credit Transfer: An Overview First of all, we need to understand the principle behind the credit transfer. The transfer is generally allowed between states because people […]

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CPA License Transfer: How to Switch to Another State?

We discussed earlier how candidates can transfer their CPA exam credit before obtaining a license from any state. In this post, we talk about how currently licensed CPAs can transfer their licenses from one state to another. Substantial Equivalency and CPA Mobility Act First of all, CPA license transfer is generally allowed. The process is […]

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I Passed! Now What’s the Next Step after CPA Exam?

You are Done!  But what’s next after the CPA exam? First of all, congratulations! You have completed the most difficult part of the CPA qualification journey: The Uniform CPA Exam. Depending on which state you apply for the license, you’ll have to fulfill most if not all the following to become a truly minted CPA. […]

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CPA Reciprocity Rule and Substantial Equivalent States

CPA Reciprocity is complicated in a way that each state has different rules, and the rules keep changing. Before we get into the details, let’s take a look at the history and the recent development to streamline the CPA reciprocity rules: CPA Reciprocity: Why the Need As you may aware, the CPA license is granted […]

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CPA Exam Score Review and Score Appeal

Have you ever thought about challenging your CPA Exam score? If you ever get a 74 or face losing section credit as your 18-month window comes to a close, you might be very tempted to take this step. But the truth is that requesting a CPA Exam score appeal or score review is never a […]

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