CPA Exam Changes

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Each year, the AICPA approves various changes and updates to the CPA Exam based on changes to the profession, as well as new laws and pronouncements. These changes can involve altering existing sections, adding new topics, and occasionally removing older ones. Read through the timeline below to learn about the upcoming CPA Exam changes and updates to the CPA Exam blueprints. If you’re studying for the CPA Exam, you need to keep track of the latest announcements on the CPA Exam changes.

2023 CPA Exam Changes

In this section, we’ve reduced the multitude of exam changes down to the most important takeaways by exam, incorporating new content being added, content being removed, and topics being deemphasized with a reduction in the skill level required to be demonstrated. These changes are eligible for testing in Q1 of 2023.

There are no content updates for the BEC or REG sections of the 2023 CPA Exam.

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CPA Exam Changes 2022

Changes are made to the CPA Exam annually. It is done by the AICPA to revise sections, add new topics, and eliminate older topics. The CPA Exam should remain relevant as a measure of the knowledge and skills newly licensed CPAs must have in order to practice their profession and protect the public interest efficiently and effectively. There are no content updates for the BEC or FAR sections of the 2022 CPA Exam. Changes to AUD and REG are outlined below, which became effective on January 1, 2022.

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Here are the expected changes:
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, analytical ability, and professional skepticism
  • Effective communication skills
  • Well-developed research skills
  • A strong understanding of business environment and processes
  • Ethics and professional responsibilities
Yes, the CPA Exam changes every year. The AICPA approves various changes and updates to the CPA Exam, altering pre-existing sections, adding new topics, and occasionally removing older ones.

Learn more about the CPA Exam

UWorld Roger CPA Review provides CPA candidates with all the study materials and resources needed to prepare and successfully pass the US Uniform CPA Exam online.

The CPA Exam is a comprehensive test composed of 4 parts, given individually over a total of 16 hours. These exams cover a wide variety of topics taught in most university accounting programs.

CPA Exam Blueprints help candidates understand what skills and content topics will be tested on the CPA Exam. It also provides information on upcoming changes.

A score of 75 or greater is required to pass each section of the CPA Exam, but candidates do not know how this score is generated. Here are the variety of factors that go into compiling the score.

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