Guidance for the exam and licensure in New Jersey 

To become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you must first pass the Uniform CPA Examination. The exam was designed to assess knowledge and skills CPAs need to practice public accountancy, and it is one of the three “E’s” (Education, Examination and Experience) required for licensure in the U.S. Of all three requirements, only the CPA Examination is uniform (accepted for CPA licensure by all U.S. jurisdictions).

About the CPA Exam

The CPA Exam is a 16-hour, computer-based test comprised of four sections. Exam takers must pass all four sections within 18 months, earning a minimum score of 75 on each part.

Auditing & Attestation (AUD)

  • 72 multiple choice questions (50%)
  • 8 task-based simulations (50%)
  • 4 hours long

Business Environment & Concepts (BEC)

  • 62 multiple choice questions (50%)
  • 4 task-based simulations (35%)
  • 3 written communications (15%)
  • 4 hours long

Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

  • 66 multiple choice questions (50%)
  • 8 task-based simulations (50%)
  • 4 hours long

Regulation (REG)

  • 76 multiple choice questions (50%)
  • 8 task-based simulations (50%)
  • 4 hours long

NJCPA Can Help

Explore the wealth of resources available to help you prepare for and get inspired to take the CPA Exam.

 

 

CPA Exam Articles and Resources

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Tips for Taking the CPA Exam

March 2, 2020
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Obtaining My CPA at 32

February 25, 2020
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The 2020 AICPA CPA Exam Booklet Is Now Available

February 24, 2020 Source: AICPA
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PODCAST

Why Should Aspiring CPAs Join a State CPA Society?

February 20, 2020 Source: Next Stop: CPA