Next CPA Exam

    The next version of the CPA Exam will be announced in 2016 and launched in 2017. Read more about this project and be sure to check back for updated information.

    Questions about the early stages of planning the next version of the CPA Exam are answered. FAQs will be updated as phases of research and development progress.

    Find out about the people and research behind the development of the next version of the CPA Exam.

    Invitation to Comment 

    On September 2, the AICPA released an Invitation to Comment on Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination.

    The Invitation to Comment is the first document available for public comment in the Practice Analysis. It includes:
    • Information on the project's milestones
    • Results from preliminary research
    • Specific questions that highlight potential changes to the Exam

    We encourage members of the profession to review the document and respond to any or all questions in section 5. Your feedback will influence the next version of the CPA Exam. The AICPA is accepting comments until December 2, 2014.

    Access the Invitation to Comment and submit your feedback via the online survey.


    Practice Analysis: From Research to Launch 



    The Practice Analysis is a comprehensive research project that determines the knowledge and skills required of newly licensed CPAs.

    The results of the research will determine the content, design and structure of the next version of the CPA Exam.

    Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers and background related to this study.

    AICPA TV 

    Watch leadership from the AICPA and its Exam partners NASBA and Prometric discuss the computer-based Exam and details on what the AICPA is doing as it plans the next version of the CPA Exam.

    More on AICPA TV

    What's Next: Survey 

    Coming in November 2014: A large-scale survey of CPAs will be conducted to validate information gathered from initial research. CPAs will provide feedback on the breadth and depth to which a particular subject area should be tested on the exam.
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