September 21, 2021

Headline of the Day: ‘The CPA Exam Should Adopt Remote Testing’

I’m sorry to tell you that’s not an article on the NASBA blog, but rather an opinion piece in The CPA Journal by John “Jack” Castonguay, PhD, CPA.

In it, he argues that remote testing benefits candidates as they will have certainty around scheduling their dates, and the profession overall as it ensures a steady pipeline of future CPAs. As we already know, stakeholders have been concerned about a growing talent shortage for years, spurred in part due to massive numbers of CPAs reaching retirement age at the same time CPA exam candidate numbers are down.

At least we know that NASBA is certainly considering the possibility of remote CPA exam testing.

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1 Comment

  1. NASBA does not make the decision, each State Board of Accountancy will have to decide whether or not to allow candidates to test. There are all sorts of issues that may prevent this from happening, such as exam security and ADA concerns.

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