The CPA Exam is a comprehensive test composed of 4 parts, given individually, over a total of 16 hours. Each part consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Task-Based Simulations (TBS). TBS are condensed case-studies designed to test candidates on their analysis, judgment, communication, and research required of entry-level CPAs. They’re structured to be a series of tasks that the candidate must complete that may include spreadsheets or forms, research on a topic, written business communication, and problem-solving.
Free Access to Professional Literature
When working through TBS, candidates will be required to do online searches of professional literature databases to answer some of the exam questions. Did you know that CPA Candidates get 6-months free of online access to the professional literature used on the CPA Exam? The online professional literature helps CPA Candidates understand what it’s like to work with accounting resources during the actual exam.
Eligibility for Free Online Access to the Professional Literature
CPA Candidates who have applied and are eligible to take the CPA Exam have access to online professional literature. The following is included in the professional literature package:
- AICPA Professional Standards
- FASB Original Pronouncements
- FASB Accounting Standards Codification
To apply for the free six months of access to the Professional Literature Package, visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website and make sure you have your Notice of Schedule (NTS) available when registering.
CPA Exam Blueprints
The CPA Exam Blueprints, created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), help CPA Exam Candidates know what skills and content topics will be tested on the CPA Exam. The CPA Exam Blueprints are intended to assist candidates in preparing for the Exam and are a great free resource for a better understanding of the minimum level of knowledge and skills necessary for initial CPA licensure.
Although the blueprints are a good resource when studying for the CPA Exam, you really don’t have to worry about them too much if using one of our CPA Review courses. Our curriculum within our course maps to the CPA Exam blueprints so that you’re prepared for the CPA Exam on exam day.
No matter where you are in your CPA Exam journey, our learning center has the resources you need to fully understand more about the CPA Exam and CPA licensure.
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Questions & Answers
Do you have some questions about becoming a CPA, ways to pass the CPA Exam, or if you should consider accounting as a second career? If so, our Q & A section in the learning center provides answers to some of the toughest questions you might have about the CPA journey.
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