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January 30, 2023

Happy 10th Birthday to the Computerized CPA Exam!

Has it really been that long? It's been that long.

The American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and Prometric are pleased to mark the 10th anniversary of computer-based testing (CBT) for the Uniform CPA Examination and note the continued enhancements and successful expansion of the test administration over the past decade.  Leveraging technology has allowed for increased candidate convenience and accessibility as a service to aspiring CPAs, as well as greater flexibility in the format by which questions are asked and content is assessed. These advancements have allowed the CPA Examination to stay closely aligned with the assessment of prospective CPAs.

“With a commitment to keep the profession on the forefront and with an eye to continually attract the best young professionals to the CPA profession, the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric worked to convert the CPA Examination from a pencil-and-paper administered exam to a leading edge computer-based testing model ten years ago, setting a global standard on how accountancy professionals should be tested,” said Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO of the AICPA.

During the ten year period since the launch of CBT, more than 400,000 candidates have sat for a total of more than two million sections of the Exam.

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