Exam & Licensure Articles


  • Four sections, four times the fun

    How the CPA Exam breaks down

    You probably already know that the CPA Exam is a four-part affair. You take one section at a time, and then move on to the next one, all over the... Read >

  • Conquer CPA exam studying

    Follow these tips to make every hour count

    Okay, let’s say you’re planning a hike. Let’s say it’s to the top of Mount Everest. You’re not going to wait to pack until the last minute, right? Of course... Read >

  • Free stuff

    Use these AICPA freebies to prepare for the exam

    As you prepare for the CPA Exam, it may not seem like the AICPA is your friend. We’ll admit it: it’s a tough test. A real friend wouldn’t give you... Read >

  • A word on CPA Exam reviews

    Should you invest in extra study help?

    Like every aspiring CPA, you’ve got a lot riding on the exam. The good news is that there are plenty of courses out there that can help. Classes, computer courses... Read >

  • A quick look at the Elijah Watt Sells Award

    How to join the CPA hall of fame

    Elijah Watt Sells is a name that makes recruiters drool and other CPAs’ jaws drop. Although there’s only one Elijah, the AICPA crowns a few new Elijah Watt Sells Scholars every year that get to name drop at their leisure in conversation and on their resumes. Read >

  • Getting rid of the testing jitters

    Keeping your cool for the CPA Exam

    Just thinking about the CPA Exam strikes fear into the heart of many accounting students. So on the days right before the test, it’s normal to be a little nervous. Here are some tricks of the trade for keeping your cool before you ace the CPA Exam. Read >

  • How to keep your friends and family while studying for the CPA Exam

    As you study, make an effort to maintain relationships.

    Accounting graduates beginning to prep for the CPA Exam face many decisions ahead. They must determine when and where to study, how many hours to devote to the exam, and how to balance an already hectic schedule, particularly if they are already working in the profession Read >

  • Preparing for the CPA at square one

    Get the experience you need on your path to becoming a CPA

    So you’re interested in the CPA profession but you don’t have the degree or experience to get the job yet? Well there’s no replacement for getting the education you need, but acquiring a competitive advantage can be done in all sorts of ways. Consider a few of these ideas to give yourself a leg up on the competition upon graduation. Read >

  • Skip the drama and get registered for the Uniform CPA Examination

    Cliffs Notes to get you testing the right way, the first time

    The CPA Exam is one of the first steps you’ll take toward completing your mission of becoming a CPA. The registration process, however, can have as many characters and obstacles as a Shakespearian masterpiece. Here’s the Cliffs Notes version of who is involved and what needs to happen to get you testing the right way, the first time. Read >

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