10 Year Anniversary of Computerized CPA Examination Highlighted by Accounting Today 

Published April 08, 2014

Danielle Lee, writing for Accounting Tomorrow, reports that the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and Prometric have marked the 10th anniversary of computer-based testing for the uniform CPA exam. The article notes that in the last ten years, more than 400,000 candidates have sat for a total of more than two million sections of the exam. One of the key changes in that period was an emphasis on skills assessment through questions based on case studies, known as task-based simulations.

“With a commitment to keep the profession on the forefront and with an eye to continually attract the best young professionals to the CPA profession, the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric worked to convert the CPA Examination from a pencil-and-paper administered exam to a leading edge computer-based testing model ten years ago, setting a global standard on how accountancy professionals should be tested,” said Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA.


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