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The Uniform CPA Examination (Examination comprises four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD),   Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Regulation (REG).  Candidates have a maximum of four and a half hours to complete the Examination.

The process of passing the CPA Exam involves three key components: your time, your effort, and your money. The amount of time and effort required fluctuates per candidate, as each will have unique life situations and educational backgrounds. At Global Accountancy Institute,Inc. we believe that there is no secret to success. It requires hard work and therefore we designed one flexible standard time for all members. However, the amount of money is less flexible due to the fact that the different organizations associated with the Uniform CPA Examination – such as state boards, NASBA, AICPA, Prometric, and Global Blended CPA Review Courses – have predetermined CPA Exam fees and costs. 


So, how much does it cost to take the CPA Exam? The following information about CPA Exam fees and CPA Exam costs will help you set your budget for becoming a CPA.

CPA Exam Fees
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reports that all candidates applying to take the CPA Exam for the first time must pay an application fee and an examination fee, which they do via the NASBA website. After paying the initial application fee and examination fee, candidates may schedule all four parts of the CPA Exam with the same Notice to Schedule (NTS), which gives candidates six months to take all four sections before the NTS expires. Candidates who choose not to schedule all four sections at once or who have to retake one or more sections of the CPA Exam will incur more costs as a result of having to pay registration fees.

Application Fee

The initial application fee varies by state board. The range for this fee is $25 (Guam) to $246 (Wisconsin). South Dakota has no initial application fee but does have a $30 application processing fee for each exam section. The average initial application fee is around $137, but the most popular amount for this fee is $150.

Services and Fees

The following is a listing of the jurisdictions currently supported by NASBA International Evaluation Services. To see the application and examination fees associated with the jurisdiction to which you are applying, as well as any educational or other application requirements, select the jurisdiction below. 

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