CPA Exam Tips

The Best Way to Recover from a CPA Exam Failure

Failing a section of the CPA Exam sucks, but you can take comfort in the fact that this is a very challenging test and that many people do not pass the first time they take it. In fact, pass rates for the different sections of the exam have ranged from…
CPA Exam Applications Steps

CPA Exam Application Steps

NASBA, BOA, Prometric, AICPA?! Where do you even start the CPA exam application process?? Studying for the exams is stressful enough. Therefore, let’s make this easy and take it from the beginning: step by step. Are You Eligible To Take The CPA Exam? In…
My Top 7 Best CPA Exam Study Tips

My Top 7 Best CPA Exam Study Tips

It’s no secret that I had a hard time figuring out what study methods worked best for me while preparing for the CPA exam. I went from not studying hard enough to locking myself away like a crazy person poring over multiple choice questions. However,…
You Failed the CPA Exam - Now What?

You Failed The CPA Exam – Now What?

Ok, so you just failed a section of the CPA exam... Yes, it’s heart wrenching and entirely frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world! I give you full permission to take a day to pout and feel sorry for yourself. Go ahead, just one day. Then…
How to Get Ready for CPA Exam Day

How to Get Ready for CPA Exam Day

You’re done studying for your upcoming CPA exam and the big test day is approaching! What should I expect? What do I bring to the test center? How does it work? Don’t worry, let’s break it down and get you ready to Beat The CPA exam! Here are a…
Top 3 Ways to Beat the CPA Exam Simulations

Top 3 Ways to Beat the CPA Exam Simulations

Simulations are by far the most difficult and overwhelming part of taking the CPA exams. Much like multiple choice questions, task-based simulations are meant to test your knowledge in specific areas. However, you never know what they’ll test you on! First…
crush the cpa study guide review

Crush The CPA Study Guide Review

Crush The CPA Study Guide Rating:  Taking the CPA exam is quite a time-consuming and financial commitment. Only 20 percent of candidates pass all four sections of the CPA exam on the first try and if you fail just one section, you can expect to study…
Should I get a Tutor for the CPA Exam?

Should I Get a Tutor for the CPA Exam?

Taking the CPA exam is a big commitment, both in terms of time and money. Consequently, it’s easy to get frustrated when you don’t see the desired results on CPA prep exams after hundreds of hours of hard work. If you’re struggling to make progress…
How to Get Your CPA License

How to Get Your CPA License

You BEAT the CPA exam! Whew!!! Now take that big breath of relief, celebrate, and let your friends and family know that it’s all over. Finally, all those countless and agonizing hours of uniform CPA self-study have finally paid off. But now what’s…
Best Order to Take The CPA Exam

Best Order To Take The CPA Exam

One of the most widely asked questions about taking the CPA exams is about what order in which to take all four sections. Truthfully, there’s really no “best” order; it’s really up to you and your preferences. However, there are a few key things…
Tips for Answering CPA Audit Exam Questions

Tips for Answering CPA Audit Exam Questions

The Auditing and Attestation (AUD) test is one of the 4 CPA sections (along with REG, FAR, and BEC). Typically, this test is often the most difficult for CPA candidates who have not worked in the financial accounting industry. That’s because AUD concepts…
Ultimate Guide to the CPA BEC Exam Experience

The Ultimate Guide to the BEC Exam Experience

The Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) test is one of four CPA exam sections (along with AUD, FAR, and REG). This test covers many practical areas of business that you’ll use as a manager or company owner. Furthermore, many of these topics and…
Ultimate Guide to the AICPA Ethics Exam

Ultimate Guide to the AICPA Ethics Exam

Public accounting involves judgment. Therefore, a great deal is riding on the judgments you make as a CPA. For that reason, the AICPA is concerned about ethics. Furthermore, most states require CPA candidates to take an ethics exam to obtain a license…
TIps for Answering FAR CPA Exam Questions

Tips for Answering FAR CPA Exam Questions

The Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) test is one of four CPA exam sections (along with AUD, REG, and BEC). Out of the four, this CPA exam section is the most time-consuming to prepare for. That’s because FAR requires more calculations that…
Ultimate Guide to the CPA REG Exam Experience

Ultimate Guide to the CPA REG Exam Experience

The Regulation (REG) test is one of four CPA exam sections (along with AUD, FAR, and BEC). The bulk of this test consists of questions relating to business law and federal tax procedures.. This guide explains the format of the REG test, outlines important…
AICPA Ethics Exam Requirements by State

AICPA Ethics Exam Requirements By State

Passing the CPA exam is a big accomplishment. However, it’s not the last step in getting your license as a Certified Public Accountant. The AIPCA and state regulators are concerned about ethics. Furthermore, most states require CPA candidates to take…

How the CPA Exam Is Scored

Passing the Certified Public Accountant exam requires a score of 75, which is gained in a rather complex and interesting manner. But how does the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) calculate this score? Is it 1-to-1 per question…