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Regulation and the Uniform CPA Examination

Regulation and the Uniform CPA Examination: Please help with guidance on how to proceed, such as what journals are published by the AICPA, etc. Just need help with a jumpstart on how to begin.

Review the educational and experience requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination published by the Board of Accountancy for the State in which you intent to pursue licensure, in addition to licensure and continuing professional education requirements. Review the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) website to determine the purpose, structure, and format of the Uniform CPA Examination, as well as the organizations involved in delivering the examination on an ongoing basis. Review professional journals published by the AICPA and other national or state accounting associations.

Assessment of current progress towards meeting educational and experience requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.

Opportunities for student membership in national and state accounting associations.

Avenues for pursuing internships with public accounting firms.

Strategies for staying current in accounting knowledge after graduation.

Current trends in careers in accounting.

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I'd be happy to get you started.

For this question, you're being asked to review the educational and experience requirements to sit for the exam. This is state specific, so we need to look up the requirements specifically for Oregon. The requirements can be found here:

As we can see, (and this is a direct replication from their site):

In order to qualify to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination to become a certified public accountant, candidates must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

150 Semester (225 quarter) Hours, including a Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university that includes:
24 semester (36 quarter) hours in accounting; and
24 semester (36 quarter) hours in accounting or related (business, economics, finance, and written and/or oral communication)

Courses from community colleges are acceptable if they are transferable to an accredited four-year college or university. Generally 100 and 200 level community college courses are considered transferable. You are not required to actually ...

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This solution discusses regulations regarding the CPA exam, opportunities for student memberships in professional accounting organizations, public accounting firms, career trends, and related information. A comprehensive discussion with references is provided.