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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 What Does It Take to Become a CPA? Steps to Achieving a Remarkable Professional Credential What Is a CPA? Stands for Certified Public Accountant Trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals All CPAs are accountants, but not all accountants are CPAs The CPA credential is a symbol of trust and professionalism in the world To Become a CPA • 3 E’s are required for licensure: – Education – Exam or Uniform CPA Examination – Experience • State Boards of Accountancy determine the laws and rules for each state/jurisdiction • Visit NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) for each state’s requirements http://www.nasba.org/ Education Requirements vary by state/jurisdiction Most states now require 150 semester hours Number of accounting hours (in the 150 total) is dependent on state requirements Uniform CPA Examination • Computer-based format • Consists of 4 sections – Auditing and Attestation – Business Environment and Concepts – Financial Auditing and Reporting – Regulation • Same test no matter where it is taken...
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