Wondering what to expect now that the next version of the CPA exam has launched?

The new version of the CPA exam launched April 1, 2017. We’re here to answer your questions about those changes.



Five NCACPA student members, representing many of North Carolina’s colleges and universities, went straight to the source and asked Rick Niswander, PhD, CPA, CGMA, what they can expect and how best to prepare. Dr. Niswander played an instrumental role in the exam changes during his time as chair of the AICPA Board of Examiners.

To watch the full-length video, simply click the play button to get started. We’ve also created a library of quick-hit videos below that focus on a single question, allowing you to quickly access what interests you the most.

Get your questions answered about the next version of the CPA Exam
by watching these videos:

New Items

Study Tactics

TBS Questions

Work Experience

Credit for Past Sections

Validity of Past Scores

Scoring Consistency


Score Report

Re-Sitting Timeframe


Recommended Order

Section Overlap



The mission of the NC CPA Foundation is to attract high quality students to consider accounting as a career choice and activities to support those that pursue an accounting education within NC colleges and universities. As part of an ongoing initiative of the NCACPA to evaluate its strategic planning process, a task force was convened to offer recommendations intended to refresh the programs and activities of the NC CPA Foundation. As part of this effort, the NC CPA Foundation is currently not accepting applications for scholarships.

The NC CPA Foundation Board of Directors plans to release its future scholarship programs and opportunities in Spring 2018 with the intention of re-opening the application/awards window in Fall of 2018.

In the interim, please contact NCACPA COO Mark Soticheck with any questions.

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