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Why Should You Become a CPA

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How To Become a CPA

Follow the 5 steps below to become a CPA

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In India marks are awarded as percentages, these need to be converted to credit points, acceptable in the USA.

Train + Self Study

Prepare and complete the 4 CPA exams.

SubjectTrainingSelf-StudyTotal
AUD1.5 Months1 Month2.5 Months
FAR2 Months1.5 Months3.5 Months
REG2 Months2 Months4 Months
SPZ*1 Months1 Month2 Month
*SPZ= Elective Specilazation Subject
Total6.5 Months5.5 Month12 Months

Apply for Candidature

You will have to apply to one of the 50 US states or 5 US territories (Total 55 boards). Each state/board has its own eligibility rules. Different candidates may be eligible from different State(s). The Accountancy Board of a US state (such as NY) will review and accept your candidature, permitting you to take the Uniform CPA exam. After getting confirmation from the State Board of Accountancy, the application needs to be forwarded to NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). NASBA governs the operational part of taking the CPA exam. Your application is posted and tracked on the NASBA portal.

* You need a minimum of 120 Semester Hour Credits to be eligible to apply for candidature.

The EduMont Academic team helps you in understanding the rules and applying with a State Board of Accountancy most appropriate for you.

Schedule an Exam

After being accepted as a candidate, you are now permitted to schedule your exams, which requiresa NTS (Notice to Schedule). You need to apply for a NTS with your specific State Board of Accountancy in advance. On an average, different States require 4-8 weeks to process your first request. After receiving your Notice to Schedule (NTS), you can choose your preferred date and time for the exam at an authorized Prometric center. Subsequent applications for NTSs take substantially less time.

The EduMont Academic team helps you applying for a NTS with your StateBoard of Accountancy, in accordance with your preferred exam timeline.

Clear the Exam

Clearing the 4 exams* requires a deep understanding of the concepts and practice of applying these concepts. Refer to our study plan for details on planning and preparing for the exams.

*After clearing your first exam, a AICPA mandated time limit of 18 months applies, to clear the remaining 3 exams.

How To Become a CPA

Follow the 5 steps below to become a CPA

In India marks are awarded as percentages, these need to be converted to credit points, acceptable in the USA. 

Prepare and complete the 4 CPA exams.

SubjectTrainingSelf-StudyTotal
AUD1.5 Months1 Month2.5 Months
FAR2 Months1.5 Months3.5 Months
REG2 Months2 Months4 Months
SPZ*1 Months1 Month2 Month
*SPZ= Elective Specilazation Subject
Total6.5 Months5.5 Month12 Months

You will have to apply to one of the 50 US states or 5 US territories (Total 55 boards). Each state/board has its own eligibility rules. Different candidates may be eligible from different State(s). The Accountancy Board of a US state (such as NY) will review and accept your candidature, permitting you to take the Uniform CPA exam. After getting confirmation from the State Board of Accountancy, the application needs to be forwarded to NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). NASBA governs the operational part of taking the CPA exam. Your application is posted and tracked on the NASBA portal.

* You need a minimum of 120 Semester Hour Credits to be eligible to apply for candidature.

The EduMont Academic team helps you in understanding the rules and applying with a State Board of Accountancy most appropriate for you.

After being accepted as a candidate, you are now permitted to schedule your exams, which requiresa NTS (Notice to Schedule). You need to apply for a NTS with your specific State Board of Accountancy in advance. On an average, different States require 4-8 weeks to process your first request. After receiving your Notice to Schedule (NTS), you can choose your preferred date and time for the exam at an authorized Prometric center. Subsequent applications for NTSs take substantially less time.

The EduMont Academic team helps you applying for a NTS with your StateBoard of Accountancy, in accordance with your preferred exam timeline.

Clearing the 4 exams* requires a deep understanding of the concepts and practice of applying these concepts. Refer to our study plan for details on planning and preparing for the exams.

*After clearing your first exam, an AICPA mandated time limit of 30 months applies, to clear the remaining 3 exams.

 

How To Apply For License

Understanding why you need a License

A license is the certificate of practice for CPAs. There are multiple types of CPA Licenses, but an individual needs to select one. A CPA License is bestowed by a Board of Accountancy from any American state or territory. You need a CPA license* to be able to call yourself a CPA. Using the CPA designation next to your name without a license is an offense.

*International candidates are required by AICPA to apply for a license within 3 years of passing the 4th exam.

The EduMont Academic team helps you in choosing and applying for the right license with an appropriate State Board of Accountancy, in accordance with your career goals. The EduMont Academic team can also verify your work experience in support of your license application.

*International candidates are required by AICPA to apply for a license within 3 years of passing the 4th exam.

The EduMont Academic team helps you in choosing and applying for the right license with an appropriate State Board of Accountancy, in accordance with your career goals. The EduMont Academic team can also verify your work experience in support of your license application.

Meeting the requirements of being a CPA

Although different state boards can have different requirements, there are 4 common requirements:

1. Clearing the Exams.

2. Having minimum 150 Semester Hour Credits.

3. Having 1 year or more of work experience (pre or post qualification).

4. Clearing the Ethics Exam (not mandatory for all states).

The EduMont Academic team proactively guides you in navigating the rules and applying for a license, as soon as you clear the exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

‘US CPA’ (Certified Public Accountant) is a highly sought-after designation because not only is it recognized in most countries around the globe – including the US, Canada and Australia but also because experienced US CPAs tend to climb the corporate ladder relatively easily due to the practical & industry-focused content of the US CPA curriculum.

The scope of US CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in India is primarily focused on international accounting and finance roles. US CPAs are sought after by multinational corporations, audit firms, and financial institutions operating in India for their expertise in U.S. GAAP and international accounting standards, as well as their ability to navigate complex financial regulations and compliance requirements.

US CPA Course has a usual run-time of 1 year i.e. 12 months for most people. If you are a full-time student, you may be able to complete the US CPA training & exams in less than a year. For working professionals who may not be able to dedicate study time on a daily basis, completing US CPA can take up to 18 Months or 1.5 years.

Starting Jan 1, 2024, the US CPA exam follows a 3+1 pattern i.e. 3 core subjects and 1 elective specialization. The core US CPA subjects are 1. AUDIT & ATTESTAION; 2. US TAX REGULATION & BUSINESS LAWS; 3. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING.

The average starting salary for US CPAs in India is INR 8-10 LPA, based on US CPA License Application status, location and employer.

US CPA Exams are on-demand and do not follow a fixed schedule. Exams are available all year round in India and you can be scheduled in any order on any day (except public holidays) based on your preferences and preparation level at a time slot of your choice.

US CPA Exams are conducted at Prometric Centres located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Trivandrum, in India.

Yes, while our US CPA online course helps you understand the ins and outs of the exam, our academic team will also help you select a State Board of Accountancy most appropriate for you.

Yes, our online US CPA coaching trains you for all four exams – Audit, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment & Concepts. Moreover, our comprehensive US CPA USA course also comes with unlimited access to Wiley study material.

At EduMont, we offer you complete transparency in everything; be it information about the US CPA courseduration, US CPA exam fee, syllabus or the registration process.

The purpose of the US CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification is to ensure that professionals in accounting and finance possess the knowledge, skills, and ethical standards required for roles in auditing, financial reporting, taxation, and consulting. It signifies a high level of expertise, credibility, and adherence to professional standards in the field of accounting.

You can get access to the 2024 US CPA Syllabus and all the necessary updates on the US CPA Evolution Model at the NASBA & AICPA websites or simply google AICPA Exam Blueprints and download the pdf from official AICPA website.

EduMont provides comprehensive & interactive live CPA classes, quick doubt resolution, AICPA Approved CPA study materials with unlimited access and ‘Pass in 1 Attempt’ guarantee. All these features do not exist in the offering of any other Indian CPA Institute, making EduMont the uncontested best choice for students. Please refer to the comparative table above for a more comprehensive comparison.

AICPA Approved Study Materials are the best choice for students wanting to clear the US CPA Exam in 1 Attempt. Approved content goes thorough rigorous quality checks by AICPA and conform with the official US CPA Syllabus. AICPA Approved  content also auto updates with the latest topics once they are released and added to the US CPA syllabus by AICPA. There are only 5 Approved Study Materials: WILEY, ROGER’s/UWorld, Surgent, Beckers & Gliem, any other providers/names, are not approved by AICPA (no matter what they say or advertise). Please beware!

EduMont provides comprehensive & interactive live US CPA classes, quick doubt resolution, AICPA Approved US CPA study materials with unlimited access and ‘Pass in 1 Attempt’ guarantee. All these features do not exist in the offering of any other Indian US CPA Institute, making EduMont the uncontested best choice for students. Please refer to the comparative table above for a more comprehensive comparison.

EduMont provides comprehensive & interactive live US CPA classes, quick doubt resolution, AICPA Approved US CPA study materials with unlimited access and ‘Pass in 1 Attempt’ guarantee. All these features do not exist in the offering of any other Indian US CPA Institute, making EduMont the uncontested best choice for students. Please refer to the comparative table above for a more comprehensive comparison.

UWorld CPA Excel is an Approved US CPA Study Material, as is the Beckers US CPA Package & Review. Both have the similar content of equal quality. However, while Becker’s in India comes with limited access only, whereas WILEY comes with unlimited access as standard. This means with Beckers there are hidden charges for renewal fees everytime your access needs to be renewed. But with WILEY, you own the US CPA study materials till you become a US CPA, with no renewal fee/hidden charges and automatic over the air updates for future syllabus changes. Given these facts WILEY is clearly the wiser choice.

The following areas are serviceable at EduMont: US CPA classes in Delhi, US CPA classes in Noida, US CPA classes in Mumbai, US CPA classes in Pune, US CPA classes in Hyderabad, CPA classes in Ahmedabad, US CPA classes in Bangalore and all other major cities across India. Our students trust us for US CPA Coaching in Delhi, US CPA Coaching in Noida, US CPA Coaching in Mumbai, US CPA Coaching in Pune, US CPA Coaching in Hyderabad, US CPA Coaching in Ahmedabad, US CPA Coaching in Bangalore and all other major cities across India.

The total cost of doing US CPA in India (including US CPA Registration Fees in India, AICPA Approved study materials, coaching and all the necessary US CPA Exam Fees) is INR 3,45,482. For a more detailed breakdown of the costs refer to the CPA Fee section above.