Comments Released on Computerization of CPA Exam
Comments were received from 227 interested parties; 56 of the 227 were from members and executive directors of state accountancy boards.
Key responses include:
- 88% of respondents support the value proposition for revising the CPA exam. However, several respondents questioned the possibility that a computerized exam could adequately measure judgment skills, and some suggested that testing such skills could add a substantial cost to the examination.
- 63% of all respondents agreed that all four sections of the exam should be taken within a 30-day time period.
- 69% feel a digital photo of the exam participant should be collected at the test site; 62% feel a thumbprint should be collected for identification purposes.
You can read the complete summary of responses on the AICPA Web site .