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.

    Comment Now: Next CPA Exam Exposure Draft 

    Exposure Draft: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA ExaminationThe 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.

    Report on Invitation to Comment Results 

    In September 2014 the AICPA released an Invitation to Comment on Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination. The document requested feedback from members of the profession and key stakeholders on possible changes to the next version of the Exam. A summary of that feedback is available in the Report on the Invitation to Comment Results: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination.

    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 project.
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