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Examination Conducted by
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Certification Issued by
State Board of Accountancy from applicable state
International Recognition

• U.S. CPA is mutually recognized by many accounting professional institutes around the world

• U.S. CPA is eligible for advanced entry through CARE in  CPA      of Canada

• U.S. CPA is the preferred qualification with a high compensation package in the Middle East and in MNC's around the world.

• Candidate with U.S. CPA will be awarded CPA of Australia subject to conditions.

M.Com / M.B.A. / ICWA / CA are eligible. B.A./ BBA / B.SC graduates (4 years) with accounting subjects are eligible, subject to conditions.
Examination Center
Prometric centers in UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Japan & Brazil subject to conditions.
Citizens of India are now able to take CPA examinations in the Middle East including Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
Exam Format (W.e.f. 01.04.2017) 
Subjects Exam Hours MCQ – 50% TBS – 50% WCT
Auditing & Attestation 4 72 9  -
Financial Accounting & Reporting  4  66 9  -
Regulation (Law & Tax) 4 76 9  -
Business Environment & Concepts 4 62 5 3 (15%)
                MCQ- Multiple Choice Questions                TBS – Task-Based Simulation                                                           WCT –Written Communication Task


Minimum Passing Mark
• Passing grade for each section - 75%
• Credits for passed papers are available for 18 months
Work Experience
• Not required in some states for getting CPA designation
   (2 tier states)
• Required for licensing and differs from state to state
Exam Fees (approx.)
Varies from state to state
Exam Registration (every application)          - $ 250
Exam fee per paper - U.S Location              - $ 250
Additional fee for international location        - $ 250
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