Future CPAs

For students, educators, and anyone preparing to take the CPA Exam.


Presented by:
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation
A CPA license opens the door to unlimited career opportunities. The PICPA has resources for high school and college students, recent grads, and educators on accounting and finance topics that will help you discover your next step.



To comply with CDC guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 disease, all Prometric sites are closed and are expected to reopen April 16.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy has adopted the following recommendations from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy:
  • Any CPA candidate that has expiring credits for exam sections between now and June 30 will receive an extension until Sept. 30, 2020.
  • All Notices to Schedule (NTS) expiring between April 1 and June 30 will be extended to Sept. 30, 2020.
Affected candidates will receive communication from Prometric and the State Board.

NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period to provide additional testing opportunities. As part of this procedure, the 2020 Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

Please use the following resources below for more information:


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Apply Now for a Scholarship!

Pennsylvania CPA Foundation scholarship applications are now open! Review the guidelines and apply now for your chance to win.

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For Students & Accounting Graduates

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Are You CPA Ready?

Check out our step-by-step guide to getting licensed in Pennsylvania. 

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Work Your Way to CPA Podcasts

Becoming a CPA requires ambition, motivation, and quite a bit of dedication. We are here to help! This podcast series will walk you through the journey of becoming a CPA - starting with how to select a review provider and tips to help you succeed in taking the CPA Exam!


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Learn More about Accounting Careers

Looking for some career path insight? Check out our Virtual Career Day profiles to learn more about the day-to-day jobs of some of our members. 

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For High School Students & Educators

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Accounting Career Days

Free half-day programs in a college environment where students can learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession.

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Order Classroom Resources

Videos, presentations, materials, and more. Order resources for yourself or your classroom or take a look at our digital options.

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Surgent CPA COVID-19 Webinar

Surgent is offering a free webinar on March 31 about how COVID-19 is impacting CPA Exam studies and tips for maintaining momentum while studying from home.

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Become a Student Member!
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PICPA Student Affiliate Membership is FREE for full-time college students majoring in accounting or a related field.

More than 20,000 accounting professionals, recent graduates, and students are members of the PICPA because they know there is strength, knowledge, and power in numbers. Will you join them?

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Pass Now

Pennsylvania CPA Foundation's Pass Now program is designed to assist minority CPA Exam candidates with studying for and passing the CPA Exam.

Ten chosen candidates will study for and take all four parts of the exam within 12 months.

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