The AICPA has released an Exposure Draft: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Exam, for public comment. The document represents the culmination of in-depth research, critical analysis of data, best practices in testing development, and the collective thinking of leaders in the profession.
The Exposure Draft summarizes changes between the current and next version of the Exam, as well as provides summary and detailed information on the content knowledge and skills that will be tested.
Stakeholder review of this document is a valuable step in the evolution of the CPA Exam. The comment period will run from September 1 through November 30, 2015, allowing time for stakeholders to identify any critical issues that may not have been addressed in the Exposure Draft. Detailed and specific feedback is appreciated, and will enable the AICPA and Board of Examiners to better evaluate responses.
Feedback to the Exposure Draft will help finalize the development of the next Exam’s content, structure, and design. Changes for the next version of the Exam will be announced in 2016 and included on the Exam in 2017.