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CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT [CPA]

 
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Examination Conducted by
American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (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 elgible for advanced entry through CARE in  CPA      of Canada

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

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

Eligibility
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 now able to take CPA examination in 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 2 x 36 2,4,3  -
Financial Accounting & Reporting  4  2 x 33 2,4,3  -
Regulation (Law & Tax) 4 2 x 38 2,4,3  -
Business Environment & Concepts 4 2 x 31 2,3 (35%) 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