Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to those who pass an exam and meet work experience requirements.

For the most part, the accounting industry is self-regulated. The CPA designation ensures that professional standards for the industry are enforced. Other countries have certifications equivalent to the certified public accountant. For example, in India, accountants similar to the CPA are called Chartered Accountants (CA).

CPA – Subject Tested

Subject Duration MCQs Taskbase Simulation
Auditing & Attestation 4 Hrs 50% 50%
Financial Accounting & Reporting 4 Hrs 50% 50%
Regulation 4 Hrs 50% 50%
Business Environment & Concepts 4 Hrs 50% 35% (15% Written)
Subject Total
Auditing & Attestation (4 Hours) 72 (MCQs) 9 (TBS)
Financial Accounting & Reporting (4 Hours) 66 (MCQs) 9 (TBS)
Regulation (4 Hours) 76 (MCQs) 9 (TBS)
Business Environment & Concepts (4 Hours) 62 (MCQs) 5 (TBS) 3 (WCT)