Access to Professional Literature 

Published September 01, 2010

The Uniform CPA Examination consists of multiple-choice questions and condensed case studies called simulations. Within the simulations, candidates must do an online search of professional literature databases to answer questions. Here are some ways that candidates, students, educators, and schools can get access to helpful online resources.

CPA Exam Candidates: Free On-line Access to Professional Literature Package

CPA exam candidates can get a free six-month subscription to professional literature used in the computerized CPA Examination. This online package includes AICPA Professional Standards, FASB Original Pronouncements and FASB Accounting Standards Codification (effective on the CPA Examination, January 1, 2011).

Only candidates who have applied to take the CPA exam, and have been deemed eligible by state boards of accountancy, will receive access to this package of professional literature. This online package of literature will familiarize CPA Exam candidates with the use of online accounting resources. However, the interface used by the online package is not exactly the same as that used in the operational CPA Examination. Candidates are strongly encouraged to also review the CPA Exam tutorial and sample tests found on this web site. The sample tests reflect the functionality and interfaces used in the actual examination.

Apply for the free six-month subscription to the Professional Literature Package: Click here to subscribe

The link will take you to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website. Please have your Notice of Schedule available.

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