• Register
Return to: Home > News > US CPA exam to be administrated in Europe

US CPA exam to be administrated in Europe

The US Uniform CPA Examination is being expanded to test sites in England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland starting 1 October.

The US exam’s international expansion was in response to demand for US CPA licensure from international candidates and as a convenience to US professional accountants abroad.

Testing will be open to eligible citizens and residents of the countries in which the exam is being administered. Citizens and residents from EU countries, Norway, Russia, and Switzerland will also be able to sit the exam at these locations.

US citizens living abroad will be able to take the exam at any location where it is offered.

The exam, which is being administrated by the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), the National association of State Boards of Accountancy, and Prometric, is the same as the exam offered in the US.

The content of the exam is closely aligned with the work a newly licensed CPA would be required to perform.

Licensure requirements for international candidates are the same as for US CPA candidates. Along with passing the exam, international candidates must meet educational and experience requirements as mandated by US boards of accountancy. In the US, boards of accountancy are the only governmental legal jurisdictions authorised to grant the US CPA license.

NASBA president and CEO Ken L Bishop said: “Expanding the international testing locations to Europe is a direct result of the overwhelming positive response from international exam candidates in Japan, the Middle East and Brazil where the Exam is currently offered.”

Top Content

    Accountancy Europe: the winner takes it all

    Jonathan Minter spoke to Olivier Boutellis-Taft, chief executive officer at Accountancy Europe, about how technology could change the industry, and how training needs to keep up to enable the profession to develop

    read more

    Embracing global technology trends

    Accountancy Europe’s Digital Day 2018 found the European accounting profession looking to tackle the challenges presented by new technologies head on. Jonathan Minter reports from the day

    read more

    IMA Conference: automation of the audit

    At the annual conference of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in Indianapolis, Deloitte partner Alex Smith gave a presentation on digital transformation in the profession. Joe Pickard spoke to Smith following the presentation to find out more about his views on the future of audit

    read more

    IMA Conference: technology and the human effect

    The annual conference of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) took place in Indianapolis this year. Members of the profession gathered to hear the latest from the institute and other market players, covering some of the challenges and opportunities the profession faces.

    read more

    The Caribbean: a digital paradise

    The ICAC hosted its 36th annual conference in June this year – very much looking to the future following a tough 2017 for the Caribbean. Jonathan Minter spoke with chief executive officer Misha Lobban Clarke

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.