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CPA Exam Preparation Course Discounts for CalCPA Members

As a member of CalCPA, take advantage of special discounts on select CPA exam preparation courses today!


Becker

Becker
Complete Pro Becker CPA Exam Review Program for CalCPA members for $2,793.


Gleim Exam Prep

Gleim Exam Review
CalCPA Student Members receive a minimum of 20% off all Gleim Exam Prep programs.


MDS CPA Review

MDS CPA Review
MDS CPA Review offers both ongoing and special discounts.

Ongoing Discount: As a member of the California Society of CPAs, you can purchase our full program at a discount of 40% off the standard price.*

Ongoing Discount: We also have 2 programs designed for college/university students.

Extended Access: While in school, you can purchase your MDS course now to get a head start on studying. We will give you access to the program for the remainder of your time in school plus 2 years after graduation. This includes free updates to the materials.

Student Ambassador: During your junior or senior year, if you encourage other students to try MDS using a given discount code, when a 4-part review course is purchased using that code, you’ll be given free, 2-year access to the full 4-part review course yourself.

Special Discount: Check this link for current special discounts: https://www.mdscpareview.com/our-course-offerings/discounts/

*Note: Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or with our financing plan, and they are not available for purchase of either single parts or the subscription plan.


Ninja CPA Review

NINJA CPA Review
One free month of NINJA CPA Review. Must show proof of CalCPA membership.


UWorld | Roger CPA Review

UWorld Roger CPA Review
50% off our Elite Course with the code: HA21


Surgent CPA Review

Surgent CPA Review
Student Members receive ONE-FREE SECTION of the Surgent CPA Review Essentials Pass Course. This includes full access to the selected section, quarterly content updates and NO COURSE EXPIRATION. Students can upgrade to the full four part course for $650. Additionally CalCPA Student Members receive 50% off all Surgent products.


Wiley

Wiley
50% Discount on all test prep programs: www.efficientlearning.com/partner/cng


Register for the Virtual Accounting Career Expo

Thursday, January 13, 2022
10 a.m–2 p.m.

Calling all accounting students, recent grads, CPA candidates and job seekers! The expo will connect recruiters with job candidates seeking information on internships and open positions. Take full advantage of this virtual event from the comfort of your home or office!

Register today
Internship and Associate Opportunities with Armanino

Armanino LLP is a Top 25 CPA & Consulting firm in the nation, one of the "Best of the Best"​ accounting firms and a Best Places to Work, both nationally and regionally. They are currently offering the following opportunities for both the Bay Area and Southern California:

Bay Area

Southern CA


Sign up for Free CalCPA and AICPA Membership
and receive a Starbucks Gift Card!

CalCPA is extending its successful new member promotion for the entire fall term. We are offering dual membership to CalCPA and AICPA—with one easy application! By completing one form, you'll join peers from across the state and nation. And as a bonus, members signing up will receive a Starbucks gift card!

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Students can join CalCPA for FREE and utilize specific member resources, all intended to help launch a CPA career.

As a CalCPA student member you'll have access to:


Video Resources for Students and CPA Candidates

CPA Evolution is Coming

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).

New Model for CPA Licensure; Expected to Launch in 2024

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.

This model:

  • Will enhance public protection by producing candidates who have the deep knowledge necessary to perform high-quality work, meeting the needs of organizations, firms and the public.
  • Is responsive to feedback, as it builds accounting, auditing, tax and technology knowledge requirements into a robust common core.
  • Reflects the realities of practice, requiring deeper proven knowledge in one of three disciplines that are pillars of the profession.
  • Is adaptive and flexible, helping to future-proof the CPA as the profession continues to evolve.
  • Results in one CPA license.

Learn more:
For more information about the proposed model and why our two organizations believe it is the best approach for CPA licensure, visit EvolutionofCPA.org.


Want to be a CalCPA Student Ambassador?

Ready to share your knowledge and help other students launch their accounting careers?

Campus Ambassadors will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per semester in order to achieve three primary objectives:

  • Building awareness of FREE CalCPA student membership benefits for students and educators on your campus.
  • Increasing the visibility of CalCPA on your campus.
  • Strengthening ties between local CalCPA chapters and your school.

Benefits

  • Campus Ambassadors receive a stipend of $600 per term served.
  • Free admittance to CalCPA chapter events.
  • Opportunities to work with your chapter board and committee.

Apply Today!

For more information, contact Jackie Quinn-Piper at Jacqueline.quinn-piper@calcpa.org.


Student’s Guide to Getting Through COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages college students are suddenly thrust into uncharted and choppy waters. Many are forced to rethink basic needs all while balancing their educational commitments and the potential financial fallout posed by an uncertain economic future once they graduate. Here are some resources to help students through these perilous times:


Upcoming CalCPA Student Events

These are FREE MEMBERS ONLY events sponsored by CalCPA. By registering you are confirming that you are either a CalCPA member or you are signing up for FREE student or candidate membership by way of this registration.

Jan. 28, 5–8 p.m.
CalCPA Inland Empire Student Open House  
  Register today 
 
       

Transfer Your Way to CPA:
The Essential Guide to Transferring
to a Four-Year Accounting Program

Community college is a great starting point for many students. Now that you’ve decided to pursue accounting (and potentially become a CPA), transferring to a four-year college or university will be your next step. This guide can help you through the process by keeping you on track and ensuring you’re taking all the right steps to make it happen.

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