CPA LICENSE HANDBOOK - UNIFORM CPA EXAMINATION HANDBOOK...

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Unformatted text preview: UNIFORM CPA EXAMINATION HANDBOOK First-time Applicants CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY 2000 EVERGREEN STREET, SUITE 250 SACRAMENTO, CA 95815-3832 TELEPHONE: (916) 263-3680 FACSIMILE: (916) 263-3675 WEB ADDRESS: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY Mission The mission of the California Board of Accountancy is to protect consumers by ensuring only qualified licensees practice public accountancy in accordance with established professional standards. Vision The vision of the California Board of Accountancy is to make sure all consumers are well informed and receive quality accounting services from licensees they can trust. The California Board of Accountancy (Board), within the Department of Consumer Affairs, is responsible for examining and licensing Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and for enforcing the state laws regulating the practice of public accountancy. The Board is a state regulatory agency and is not part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) or any other professional society. These pages contain the current requirements for Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam) applicants planning to take the exam as California candidates. CPA Exam Application IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ADMITTANCE TO TESTING CENTER The following documents must be presented at the examination testing center. Admittance to the exam will be denied if the following is not presented: Personal Identification The Uniform CPA Examination employs very strict security measures. One level of security involves your identification. The same exact spelling of your full name must appear on ALL of the following: Application. Notice to Schedule (NTS). Identification you present at the test center. When you arrive to take your examination, you are required to present your NTS and two forms of identification, one of which must contain a recent photograph. Each form of identification must bear your signature and must not be expired. If you do not present acceptable identification, you will not be admitted to the examination and you will forfeit all examination fees for that section. For specific identification requirements, please see page 15. Notice to Schedule (NTS) You must bring your NTS with you to the examination. Your NTS contains an Examination Password that you will enter into the computer as a part of the log-in process. Be sure to bring the correct NTS with you. You will not be admitted to the examination without the NTS, and the above-mentioned identification. In addition, you will forfeit all examination fees for that section. Qualification Checklist for First-time Applicants For California applicants, the processing time for applications for initial qualification is approximately six to eight weeks....
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CPA LICENSE HANDBOOK - UNIFORM CPA EXAMINATION HANDBOOK...

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