News & Announcements
CPA Exam Candidates
On February 25, 2022, NASBA and the AICPA announced the transition policy for the 2024 CPA Exam . The new CPA Exam consists of a new core + disciplines. It will continue to provide a strong foundation in accounting, auditing, and tax while adding increased emphasis in technology. All sections of the new Exam will test on technology knowledge and skills. CPA candidates will also test in their choice of one of the three new discipline sections: Business Analysis & Reporting (BAR); Information Systems & Controls (ISC); and Tax Compliance and Planning (TAP).
- If you successfully pass AUD, BEC, FAR and REG and retain credit for each before December 31, 2023, you do not need to test under the new 2024 CPA Exam. You must simply meet the other requirements for licensure and apply for your CPA license. If you have credit for BEC on the current CPA Exam, you will not need to take any of the three new discipline sections.
- If you lose credit for AUD, FAR, or REG after December 31, 2023, you must take the corresponding new Core section of AUD, FAR, or REG. If you lose credit for BEC after December 31, 2023, you must select one of the three new discipline sections.
The proposed 2024 CPA Exam blueprints and test design will be published on July 1, 2022, and the finalized Core and Discipline blueprints along with the test design will be published in January 2023. None of the sections of the current CPA Exam will be available for testing after December 31, 2023. For more information visit EvolutionofCPA.org and read the FAQ. Email questions to Feedback@EvolutionofCPA.org
Members of the Military & Military Spouses
Although the requirements for licensure are the same for military and non-military applicants, NCGS 93B, 21 NCAC 08F .0105, and 21 NCAC 08J .0101(g) extend specific benefits to members of the military and their spouses. As a military member, you may be eligible for economic assistance from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for expenses related to the Uniform CPA Exam and CPA licensure. The North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs may also have resources related to the Uniform CPA Exam and CPA licensure.