About the CPA Examination
The Uniform CPA Examination assesses the knowledge and skills that entry-level CPAs need when they enter public accounting. A computer-based exam was introduced throughout the nation in April of 2004, allowing individuals to take one or more sections of the exam, in any order, on any day of the work week, at one of several testing centers.
CPA exam and licensure candidates who have completed any education outside the U.S. (excluding approved college semester abroad programs) must have their credentials evaluated by the Center for Educational Documentation or NASBA.
Significant Discounts on CPA Exam Review Courses and Simulated CPA Practice Exams
MSCPA members receive significant discounts on the following CPA exam review courses and simulated practice exams:
- Becker CPA Review
- ExamMatrix CPA Review
- Kaplan CPA Review
- Roger CPA Review
(Click on Professional Development to view discount information.)
Scholarship Lottery for CPA Exam Candidates
Each year, in an effort to increase the number of test takers and defray exam costs, the Society holds a lottery to award vouchers in the amount of $400 to ten individuals planning to sit for the exam. To qualify for the lottery, the exam candidate must be a Massachusetts resident and s/he cannot receive financial assistance from his or her employer in the form of payments/reimbursements of exam fees or review courses, or a bonus upon passing. The lottery application is posted by January 1 and the winners are selected in April. The term of the voucher is May 1 to April 30.
CPAs hold titles such as Managing Partner, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer for some of the most cutting edge and successful organizations.