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Is an Accounting Major Right for You and Your Career Goals?

Nearly all accounting jobs require some kind of education beyond high school. Additionally, to even sit for the CPA Exam, you must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree. But does that degree have to be in accounting? Often times, working accountants have degrees in their field, but that’s not always a necessity. We’ll explore […]

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Cheating on the CPA Exam: Bad Idea or Worst Idea?

CPA Exam cheating is serious business. Prometric testing centers have strict policies and procedures to prevent cheating. Additionally, the various State Boards of Accountancy hand out heavy penalties for cheating or attempts to cheat. Here’s what you need to know to avoid being accused of any cheating or misconduct. How to Cheat on the CPA […]

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15 Things You Need to Know about Hock

If you’ve been reviewing CMA courses, then you’ve probably heard of Hock CMA. Brian Hock (CMA, CIA) first started training CMA candidates in Russia. And then, he started his US-based Hock International in 2003. Since then, candidates from across the globe have relied on Hock for clear and easy-to-understand CMA materials. But still, I bet […]

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How to Request CPA Exam Testing Accommodations

NASBA, the organization that oversees the administration of the CPA Exam, does its best to make sure that everyone who puts in the study time has a fair chance to pass the test. For candidates with health issues and/or learning disabilities, this often means CPA Exam testing accommodations. Although candidates are allowed to request the […]

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Active vs. Inactive CPA Licenses: What You Need to Know

What if you don’t manage to complete all your CPE by the time you need to renew your CPA license? Or you need to step away from accounting for a little while to focus on other personal or professional goals? Inactive CPA license status might be the right call for you. Active CPA vs inactive […]

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CFE vs. CPA: Which Accounting Qualification is Right for You?

Accountants have the opportunity to earn many different types of specialized certifications. If you go into public accounting, you’ll almost certainly look into earning your CPA license. On the other hand, if you spend all or part of your accounting job looking for inconsistencies or weaknesses in accounting systems and preventing or uncovering fraud, you […]

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CPA License Renewal in All 55 States and Jurisdictions

If you practice as a CPA for any length of time at all, at some point, you’ll have to apply for a CPA license renewal. Here’s a brief overview of this process, including the requirements of all U.S. state and jurisdictional boards. Requirements for Keeping Your License Active If you want to practice public accounting […]

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CPA License Reinstatement: How to Apply in All 55 Jurisdictions

As you probably know, your professional obligations don’t end once you’ve earned your CPA license. Fortunately, you won’t have to take the exam again, but you will need to maintain certain standards to keep an active license. If you don’t, your license will expire or even be suspended or revoked. Life doesn’t always go as […]

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CPE Extensions: When and How to Request Extra Time

To maintain your CPA certification, you need to earn a certain number of continuing professional education (CPE) credits every year or every other year. However, some CPAs struggle to fit this time commitment into their busy schedules. In some cases, you can request a CPE extension to give you extra time to fulfill the requirement. […]

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Are CPA Exam Scores Confidential?

Are CPA Exam scores confidential? Yes, they are. And are CPA Exam scores confidential from employers? Absolutely. In fact, no one can look up your scores and will not know how many times you took the CPA Exam unless you tell them. Therefore, let’s review what to do if someone asks about your CPA scores. […]

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