Four NCACPA committees collaborated to provide a response to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Exposure Draft: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination. The Exposure Draft summarizes changes between the current and next version of the exam, as well as provides summary and detailed information on the content knowledge and skills that will be tested. The Exposure Draft was open for public comment from September 1 through November 30, 2015.
You can read the comment letter which supports the AICPA and Board of Examiners efforts to ensure that the Uniform CPA Exam continues to test the competencies needed to become a licensed certified public accountant. The comment letter responds to specific questions regarding the design and content of the exam as well as future considerations for implementation of the changes.
The AICPA and the Board of Examiners will be reviewing all comments received. Feedback to the Exposure Draft will help finalize the development of the next exam’s content, structure, and design. Changes for the next version of the exam will be announced in 2016 and included on the exam in 2017.
A special thank you to the following committees who provided comments: Minority Action; Student Outreach, Advocacy & Recruitment; Young CPA; and A&A.