CPA Evolution

The proposed changes transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today.

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A combined NASBA-AICPA initiative, the new model proposes a core mastery of accounting, audit, tax and technology, with the ability to deepen knowledge in one of three primary disciplines. The model is meant to enhance public protection by bringing deeper knowledge and skills to the profession.

CPA Evolution Impact

CPA Exam

  • The Exam will still be no more than 16 hours, with three core sections and one discipline section.

Education

  • Visit the Academic Resource Hub for educators.
  • The AICPA and NASBA formed joint task forces that are developing a model curriculum that will be available in June 2021.

Expected Timeline

2021

  • Exam practice analysis
  • Model curriculum available for faculty

2022

  • Exam Blueprint exposed for public comment

2024

  • New exam launches


Get more info, updates, and answers to FAQs at evolutionofcpa.org.