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Preparing to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam or applying for CPA licensure? Here are resources designed to help you achieve your career goals, including webcasts, job board, discounts on exam review courses and more. What’s more—CPA candidates are eligible for one year of FREE membership in CalCPA
Here’s how we can help you
The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
NASBA and the AICPA carefully reviewed all of the feedback received, studied other professions’ licensure models and considered multiple options for updates to the licensure model before developing the below approach, which we expect to launch in 2024. We believe this approach is responsive to stakeholder input and propels the profession into the future.
The new model is a core + disciplines licensure model. The model starts with a deep and strong core in accounting, auditing, tax and technology that all candidates would be required to complete. Then, each candidate would choose a discipline in which to demonstrate deeper skills and knowledge. Regardless of chosen discipline, this model leads to full CPA licensure, with rights and privileges consistent with any other CPA. A discipline selected for testing would not mean the CPA is limited to that practice area.
For more information about the proposed model and why our two organizations believe it is the best approach for CPA licensure, visit EvolutionofCPA.org.
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California First Time CPA Licensure Guide
CalCPA has developed this brochure to inform candidates about the general format and administration of the Uniform CPA Exam. Certain information in the brochure is only applicable to exam candidates in California. Since state regulations vary, candidates are encouraged to apply to sit for the exam in the state in which they plan to practice. Anyone planning to take the Uniform CPA Exam should regularly review the information posted to the websites listed below for updates.
Information compiled from AICPA, California Board of Accountancy and
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.