The CPA Exam

The Uniform CPA Examination protects the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed as U.S. certified public accountants (CPAs). Of all three requirements, only the CPA Examination is uniform (i.e., it is the only examination that is accepted for CPA licensure by all U.S. jurisdictions). There are four sections to the exam, and we can help you navigate each.

Breakdown of the CPA Exam

Auditing & Attestation / AUD /
72 multiple choice questions (50%)
8 task-based simulations (50%)
4 hours long
Business Environment &
/ BEC /

62 multiple choice questions (50%)
4 task-based simulations (35%)
3 written communications (15%)
4 hours long
Financial Accounting & Reporting / FAR /
66 multiple choice questions (50%)
8 task-based simulations (50%)
4 hours long
Regulation / REG /
76 multiple choice questions (50%)
8 task-based simulations (50%)
4 hours long


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CPA Exam Articles and Resources

Plan Your Testing Schedule with 2019 CPA Exam Score Release Dates

Posted: January 22, 2019
The CPA Exam score release dates can be a valuable resource for candidates planning their testing schedule for coming months. Here are the four score release dates for each testing window in 2019.

How to Turn CPA into CP-Yay!

Posted: April 27, 2018
I passed all four parts of the CPA exam on the first try with room to spare. I attribute this to smart study habits, hard work and a little bit of luck. Here are some of the study habits and tricks that benefited me most on exam day.

The CPA Exam Can Be Really Hard... on Your Friends and Family

Posted: March 27, 2018
CPA candidates have to be dedicated to their studies, which is a huge time commitment to not only them but also to their family and friends. Here are a few things to do to help balance one's time.

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