CPA Examination Registration Begins; Tutorial and Sample Tests Online

The Uniform CPA Examination has been revised and is now delivered by computer. The revised examination consists of multiple-choice questions and condensed case studies called simulations.

Thomson Prometric annouced on March 1 that scheduling for all four (4) exam sections can now be done through the Internet.

To take the CPA Examination, you must contact the Board of Accountancy, or the board’s designated agent, in your selected jurisdiction to receive an application form. You must complete an application each time you want to take one or more sections of the examination.

You may schedule your exam one of three ways:

Prometric does recommend that candidates register via the Internet, because the system is available at all times and offers instant confirmation of test appointments.

Please refer to for scheduling and testing details.

To familiarize CPA candidates with the exam's format, a tutorial and sample tests are available.

The tutorial covers the examination's format and navigation functions. It is intended to familiarize candidates with the examination's functionality, and the types of questions and responses used in the computer-based test (CBT). The tutorial is organized into sections, and each section offers a self-running guided tour and opportunities for users to try out certain functions. All CPA Exam candidates are strongly advised to review this tutorial prior to taking the computer-based examination. The tutorial will not be available at exam test centers.

The sample tests will familiarize CPA exam candidates with the format, content, and functionalities of the CPA examination. Sample test software lets candidates download and answer a sample set of multiple-choice questions and a simulation. (Note: the sample test for Business Environment & Concepts only contains multiple-choice questions at this time). The sample tests offer candidates the opportunity to become familiar with the interface of the exam as well as provide them with an interactive experience of the exam's new features.

This tutorial does not cover actual examination content, and while the sample tests provide answers to the sample questions, neither tool is a replacement for practice materials.

You may access the tutorial or the sample test, online. Please be sure to read the hardware and software requirements page that appears to ensure that your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements to run these tools.

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