US CPA Fees Details 2024

US CPA Fees Details 2024

The cost of taking the CPA US Exam can vary significantly depending on the state where you are applying. Here are the typical fees you can expect for the CPA Exam in 2024, along with some specific examples to illustrate the range:

Typical CPA Exam Fees

Application Fee:

This is a one-time fee you pay when you first apply to take the CPA Exam in a particular state.

Range: $50 to $200

Examination Fees:

You pay this fee for each section of the CPA US Exam you schedule.

Range per Section: $200 to $250

Total for Four Sections: $800 to $1,000

Registration Fees:

These fees apply each time you register for one or more sections of the exam. Some states charge a flat fee, while others have a tiered system based on the number of sections you register for at one time.

Range:

1 section: $75 to $100

2 sections: $90 to $120

3 sections: $105 to $150

4 sections: $120 to $200

Re-examination Fees:

If you need to retake a section, you will have to pay the examination fee again, and possibly a registration fee.

International Testing Fees:

If you are taking the CPA US Exam outside the U.S., there are additional fees.

Additional Fee: $150 per section

Example of CPA Exam Fees by State

To give you a more concrete idea, here are examples from three states:

California

Application Fee: $100

Examination Fees: $238.15 per section

Registration Fees:

1 section: $100

2 sections: $120

3 sections: $140

4 sections: $160

New York

Application Fee: $150

Examination Fees: $226.15 per section

Registration Fees:

1 section: $75

2 sections: $90

3 sections: $105

4 sections: $120

Texas

Application Fee: $50

Examination Fees: $238.15 per section

Registration Fees:

1 section: $85

2 sections: $120

3 sections: $150

4 sections: $180

Additional Costs to Consider

CPA Review Courses:

Many candidates choose to invest in CPA US review courses to increase their chances of passing the exam.

Cost: $1,000 to $3,000

Study Materials:

Books, flashcards, and other study aids.

Cost: $100 to $500

Licensing Fees:

After passing the CPA US Exam, you’ll need to pay for your initial CPA US license.

Range: $50 to $300

Continuing Professional Education (CPE):

Required to maintain your CPA license.

Annual Cost: Varies widely but generally $300 to $1,000

Summary of Costs

For a typical candidate, the total cost of becoming a CPA US can range from $3,000 to $5,000, including exam fees, review courses, study materials, and initial licensing fees. It is important to check with your specific state board for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Extra costs can be incurred for taking online/offline coaching classes.

Tips to Manage Costs

Plan Your Exams Carefully:

Try to pass each section on the first attempt to avoid re-examination fees.

Take Advantage of Discounts:

Some review courses offer discounts for early registration or package deals.

Check for Employer Support:

Some employers offer financial assistance for CPA US Exam fees and review courses.

Budget Accordingly:

Be aware of all potential costs upfront to manage your finances effectively.

By understanding the fee structure and planning, you can manage the costs associated with becoming a CPA US in 2024.

For Further Information/Assistance, Contact Us.

Additionally, we invite you to explore our other blogs covering various topics related to the US CPA:

What is US CPA ? Why and How to become a US CPA

How Effective is CPA US in India without CA?

How an Indian Student can pursue US CPA?

Is CPA US Doable after B. Com?

Deciphering CPA US Curriculum

US CPA Exam New Updates -2023 | Uplift Professionals

If you’re preparing for the US CPA Exams , you need to keep track of the latest changes coming to the exam in 2021. Here we have summarized the key changes for US CPA exams as per the recent announcements made by AICPA .  It is important to note that the significant changes in US CPA exams in India are in the AUD and BEC sections.

US CPA exam changes

How is the US CPA Exam changing in 2021?

In 2020, the US CPA exam in India had few changes; the most prominent change was the introduction of the CARES Act to the REG section effective in Q4 2020. In 2021, the US CPA Exam will undergo additional changes, mainly to the AUD & BEC sections, with minor revisions to the remaining two sections – FAR & REG.

The CPA Exam changes regularly. Gleim CPA Review takes new pronouncements, law changes, and the AICPA Blueprints into account when developing our materials, so there is really nothing for you to worry about. In other words, you don’t need to stress about learning each of the Blueprint changes because Gleim updates your CPA review materials based on all of these changes. But if you want to keep up with the landscape of CPA Exam changes, read on!

When are the changes taking place

Beginning on July 1, 2021, the US CPA Exam will undergo changes as a result of new CPA Exam Blueprints that were released in October 2020. Changes are predominately in the AUD and BEC sections, with minor revisions in FAR and REG. Read below to see the specifics for each section.

The GLEIM  Solution

Gleim has covered through every CPA Exam update. We study every AICPA Blueprint change and pronouncement, attend every AICPA discussion, and work with a team of skilled accountants and educators to ensure that every change the AICPA makes to the CPA Exam is reflected in our materials with plenty of time to study prior to the actual changes to the exam.

Uplift Pro, being an authorized partner of Gleim in India, provides you with authentic Gleim materials, updates and Live Online Interactive Classes for CPA US by internationally experienced veteran mentors. All at an Indian Cost. 

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AUD changes

The AUD section of the US CPA Exam will see changes to the content & skill allocation weightings effective July 1, 2021.

1.Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response will now be 25-35% of your exam.

2.Area IV – Forming Conclusions and Reporting will change to 10-20%

3.The Analysis skill allocation will increase to 20-30% of your exam.

4.The Remembering and Understanding skill allocation will decrease to 25-35%

What does this mean? 

You will more than likely see more content being tested with Task-Based Simulations and less with Multiple-Choice Questions. This does not mean you will see a change in the number of MCQs or TBSs; it just means that more content will be tested at a higher skill level.

Each area of the AUD blueprint saw changes to the representative task statements as well as some of the content topic areas. Of those changes, the most significant include the following:

1.Area II, topic C.2. has been change to Business processes and the design of internal controls, including IT systems. The representative tasks for this content area were also updated, supporting the need for increased knowledge in the area of overall business processes. Area II, topic C.4. – Information Technology (IT) general and application controls has been removed.

2.Area II, topic G. – Planning for and using the work of others saw some changes in the representative tasks, with focus on the IT audit function.

3.Area III saw significant changes to the topic areas and the representative task statements. This area has been updated to include more data analytics, an area that has been alluded to for the past year.

4.Area IV – Forming Conclusions and Reporting saw minor changes in the topic areas and representative task statements.

You can rest assured that your Gleim study materials will always contain the most up-to-date information in order to prepare you for the CPA Exam.

BEC changes

The BEC section of the US CPA Exam also has some of the more significant changes taking place as of July 1, 2021.

1.Area I – Corporate Governance has been renamed Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Controls and Business Processes. Its content weighting has been changed to 20-30% (previously 17-27%)

2.Area II –Economics has an amended content weight of 15-25% (previously 17-27%)

3.Area III – Financial Management has an amended content weight of 10-20% (previously 11-21%)

There are no changes to the skill allocation weightings.

While there are changes to all areas in the updated BEC blueprints, the most significant changes take place in Area IV – Information Technology. Changes have been made to support the increased emphasis of data analytics, including new topic areas and new representative task statements. There is an entirely new topic area titled Data management and relationships, which includes several task statements providing guidance on how testing will take place within this content area.

BEC changes

The FAR section of the US CPA Exam will only have minor revisions to the content areas taking place as of July 1, 2021.

The FAR section of the US CPA Exam will see the elimination of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) framework and the IFRS versus US GAAP content area. There are no changes to the content or skill allocation weightings in this section.

1.Area I – Conceptual Framework, Standard-Setting and Financial Reporting, topics B.8. and B.9., Discontinued operations and Going concern have been removed

2.Area II – Select Financial Statement Accounts saw some minor revisions within the representative task statements in topic G

3.The title for Area II, topic K. was changed to Stock compensation (share-based payments) (previously Compensation and benefits)

4.In Area III – Select Transactions, topic D. – Derivatives and hedge accounting, two representative task statements were removed.

REG changes

The REG section of the US CPA Exam will only have minor revisions to the content areas taking place as of July 1, 2021.

The REG section of the CPA Exam will see the elimination of estate taxation as well as the removal of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from the authoritative references.

1.Area II – Business Law includes changes to representative task statements in topic C. – Debtor-creditor relationships and topic D., now titled Federal laws and regulations(previously Government regulation of business).

2.Area III – Federal Taxation of Property Transactions, topic C. All task statements referencing estate taxation have been removed.

3.Area IV – Federal Taxation of Individuals, topic H. – Alternative minimum tax has been removed

4.Area V – Federal Taxation of Entities, includes the removal of several representative task statements in topics C.2., D.2., E.1., and G. Topic H.2. – Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, has been removed entirely

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Some of our exclusive features include –

A. Affordable US CPA course fees

B. CPA certified veteran TEAM of faculties

C. Live online classes ensuring that the regular office working hours is least impacted. Also, provides class recordings to students.

D. 1:1 personal support from our 30 plus years of experienced CPA certified faculties ensuring that all our students pass the US CPA course

E. “Till you pass” guarantee assuring that you may attend our live online classes at no extra cost until you pass

F. Premium study materials with practice questions bank enabling students to pass the US CPA exam in India and rest of the world

G. Administrative guidance on US CPA evaluation procedure

H. Placement assistance

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US CPA Exam in India – Key scoring rates for success

CPA US course is one the topmost accounting qualification in the world. In India, a CPA US holder is considered as equivalent to Chartered Accountant qualification with more global exposure and opportunities. CPA US holders are in high demand as reflected by their high salaries. The key body involved in conducting the exams in India are American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) which has recently announced to continue conducting CPA exams in India.

Continuous Testing Window

Uplift Pro is one the best US CPA course provider in India, Africa and Middle East

Since July 1, 2020, testing windows has been replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round, without restriction, other than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the Exam. This helps candidates to write the CPA exam in India throughout the year from the following 8 Prometric centers :

1. Ahmedabad

2. Bangalore

3. Calcutta

4. Chennai

5. Hyderabad

6. Mumbai

7. New Delhi

8. Trivandrum

Following are the steps to write the CPA exam from India:

1. Get your eligibility verified by Uplift Pro before sending your transcripts to the US Official Evaluators.

2.Start preparing for the CPA exam. We will teach you 2 papers at a time after your working hours in live online mode and share with you the recordings of the classes as well.

3. We will also provide you an option to receive Gleim CPA Megabank (at 50% of the original cost) since Uplift Pro is an approved partner of Concorde Gleim. Gleim has helped more than 40,000 candidates worldwide pass their CPA exams in the last 20 years. Hence they are the No. 1 in this job. Trust on the Gleim Uplift support to pass the 4 papers of CPA as quickly as possible.

4. Once you are ready for the exam apply for an NTS from the US State from which you wish to be a CPA license holder. Uplift Pro will guide you in this administrative procedure.

5. After getting the NTS, contact your nearest Prometric to book your seat for the exam. Don’t forget to keep your passport ready to meet the identification procedure in the Prometric center.

US CPA Exam format

US CPA exam in India are designed to measure competency in auditing, business laws, business concepts, taxation and accounting. There are four sections in the CPA exam:

1. Regulation (REG)

2. Auditing and Attestation (AUD)

3. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

4.Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

The duration of each section of exam is 4 hours (total of 16 hours). The typical question format consists of the following

a. Multiple-Choice Questions

b. Task-Based Simulations

c. Written Communication

For more details about US CPA exam question format in India, follow the link:

US CPA exam scoring by section and by type

SectionMultiple-Choice QuestionsTask-Based SimulationsWritten Communication
AUD50%50% 
BEC50%35%15%
FAR50%50% 
REG50%50% 

US CPA exam scoring by skills

SectionRemembering and Understanding ApplicationAnalysisEvaluation
AUD30-40%30-40%15-25% 
BEC15-25%50-60%20-30%15%
FAR10-20% 50-60%25-35% 
REG25-35%35-45%25-35% 

Know more about US CPA exam score date

Decision to conduct US CPA exams in India, helps candidates to better plan for the exams. Typically AICPA publish the score release dates for the first half of a new year in December of the previous year and the second half by June of that year. The below table highlights the score release dates after sitting for a section.

Score Release: Exam sections taken 23, April – 31, December, 2021

If you had taken exam on/before: Your target score release date is:
April 23May 11
May 16May 25
June 8June 16
June 30July 13
July 23August 10
August 15August 24
September 7September 15
September 30October 12
October 23November 9
November 15November 23
December 8December 16
December 15January 11

US CPA pass rate

Candidates appearing for exam is required to score of 75 or more on each section to pass, and each section must be passed within an 18-month window, which begins as soon as the candidate passes the first exam. CPA exam scoring is treated with a high level of importance, due diligence, and attention to accuracy.

The below table depicts the US CPA exam pass rate in last few years. As evident, the pass rate is nearly 51%. This makes CPA qualification a top most certification. To become successful in the exam, candidates needs to follow a systematic study plan and prioritize key sections.

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Section2017201820192020
AUD49%51%51%55%
BEC53%59%60%68%
FAR44%46%46%53%
REG47%53%56%64%

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Uplift Pro is one of the top training institutes for the US CPA course, US CMA, US CIA courses in India, Africa, and Middle East. Our team consists of seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs from IIEST, IITs, London Business School, and ULCA who have decided to provide a strong backup to young ambitious students and professionals to reach their desired career destinations in an organized way

Uplift Pro is one the best US CPA course provider in India, Africa and Middle East

Some of our exclusive features include –

A. Affordable US CPA course fees

B. CPA certified veteran TEAM of faculties

C. Live online classes ensuring that the regular office working hours is least impacted. Also, provides class recordings to students.

D. 1:1 personal support from our 30 plus years of experienced CPA certified faculties ensuring that all our students pass the US CPA course

E. “Till you pass” guarantee assuring that you may attend our live online classes at no extra cost until you pass

F. Premium study materials with practice questions bank enabling students to pass the US CPA exam in India and rest of the world

G. Administrative guidance on US CPA evaluation procedure

H. Placement assistance

Request for Live Demo class / contact at +91-8787088850 to book your seats now.