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Citizens of India Now Able to Sit for U. S. CPA Exam in Middle East 

CPA Exam Candidates are Provided Additional Opportunities and Added Convenience 
Published September 29, 2014

New York, Nashville, Baltimore (September 29, 2014) – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric  today announced that testing for the Uniform CPA Examination in the Middle East will be open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of India beginning October 1, 2014.

Administration of the Uniform CPA Examination began in the Middle East in August of 2011, with testing available in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.  Qualified candidates from India now are able to travel to take the Exam at any of the Middle East locations.

CPA Exam candidates can register on Prometric.com/cpa and conduct their exams at Prometric test sites throughout the Middle East.

The U.S. CPA Exam is administered internationally as a service to U.S. citizens living abroad and foreign nationals, as well as in response to the escalating international demand for the U.S. CPA license. In recent years, Indian candidates are among the largest groups of international candidates who have traveled to the U.S. to take the CPA Exam. Opening the CPA Exam in the Middle East to Indian candidates increases their testing options.

The international administration of the Exam, which is offered in English, is the same as the U.S. Exam administered by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric in the United States.

Licensure requirements for international candidates are the same as for U.S. CPA candidates. Along with passing the Uniform CPA Examination, international candidates must meet education and professional experience requirements as mandated by U.S. Boards of Accountancy.

In the United States, Boards of Accountancy are the only entities authorized to grant the U.S. CPA license. Indian candidates may apply through one of the U.S. Boards of Accountancy.  A list of participating Boards of Accountancy and information regarding fees are posted on the “EXAMS” section of the NASBA website at www.nasba.org.  NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES) is available for candidates who wish to have their educational credentials evaluated. NIES can be contacted at: 1-855-468-5382, via email at nies@nasba.org or via the website at www.nasba.org/nies.

An updated FAQ on the International CPA Exam is available online at www.aicpa.org/cpa-exam.

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