CPA Exam

Everything you need to know about the CPA Exam and how to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

The Uniform CPA Examination (Exam) is developed, maintained and scored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It is a comprehensive sixteen-hour Exam that ensures only qualified accounting candidates become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States. Passing the CPA Exam is one of several professional safeguards in place to further and protect the public’s interest – a major responsibility of individual professional accountants.

The CPA Exam is considered one of the most challenging and comprehensive professional exams in the business world. Although it might seem overwhelming at times, passing the CPA Exam and becoming a CPA greatly enhances career opportunities for accountants.

Qualify & Apply

One of the requirements for CPA certification in the United States is passing the CPA Exam. A CPA Candidate must pass all four sections of the CPA Exam within 18 months and earn a minimum score of 75 on each part of the Exam. 

Content & Structure

The CPA Exam is a comprehensive test composed of 4 parts, given individually, over a total of 16 hours. The four exams cover a wide variety of topics taught in most University accounting programs, including Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG).


One part of the CPA Journey is passing the CPA Exam. Although the CPA Exam is difficult, with the right strategy and approach, you can pass! It is important that CPA Candidates prepare for the CPA Exam in a way that best fits their learning and lifestyle.

Sit for the CPA Exam

Preparing for the CPA Exam can be both an exciting and anxious time, especially when considering all the requirements needed to sit for the Exam. We’re here to help! Learn how to successfully prepare for the CPA Exam and what to expect the day of the Exam in the resources below.

Scores & Pass Rates

You have finally finished taking one of more sections of the CPA Exam. Congratulations! You’re probably wondering what the next steps are. Here’s what you can expect in terms of how the CPA Exam is scored and what the process of actually obtaining your CPA license is once you find out that you’ve passed all 4 sections.

Become a CPA

Becoming a CPA is one of the most important decisions you will make in your accounting career. It’s a choice that will provide extended career opportunities, including increased salary and job opportunities. And, having the credential showcases your drive and commitment to achieve such a difficult specialization.

CPA Learning Center

Our Learning Center has free CPA Exam review video content and resources
to prepare you for success on the CPA Exam.