California CPA Exams
The California CPA exam is the exam that is required in order to apply for CPA licensure. The CPA exam is a computer-based Uniform exam that is offered to 54 jurisdictions, including 50 states and other US territories, such as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
In order to take the California CPA exam, you must pay the fees associated with the test. There is an Initial Application Fee of $100 that must be paid to the California Board of Accountancy. After you have taken the exam, if you do not pass, you must pay a $50 reapplication fee for subsequent tests. There is also an NASBA fee that you must pay for each exam.
- Auditing and Attestation $ 207.15
- Financial Accounting and Reporting $207.15
- Regulation $185.10
- Business Environment and Concepts $185.10
The California CPA exam is comprised of 4 sections:
- Auditing (AUD) is a 4 hour exam
- Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) is a 3 hour exam
- Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) is a 4 hour exam
- Regulation (REG) is a 3 hour exam
The California CPA exam requires that you pass each of the four exams with a score of 75 or higher in a rolling 18 month period. This means that each of those exams must be passed in an 18 month time frame. If the last exam is not passed within 18 months of when the first exam was taken, you must retake the first exam.
Applications for the California CPA exam are available on the Board of Accountancy website at www.dca.ca.gov as well as additional information about the California CPA exam
In order to apply for your CPA license in California, there are a few things that you must provide. A social security number is required, you must take an ethics exam, a criminal conviction disclosure, fingerprinting, and transcripts are all necessary to complete and be successful in obtaining a CPA license in California. This, of course is after you have taken the CPA exam in California, completed your semester hours and have approved work experience to apply.by