The American Institute of CPAs has expanded their website, ThisWaytoCPA.com, to allow international student membership. The website, a resource for college students and CPA-exam candidates, now provides information for international students on registering for the CPA exam and becoming a U.S. CPA while abroad.
The U.S. CPA exam is now administered internationally as a response to escalating demand, which saw more than 10,000 international candidates travel to the U.S. for CPA licensure in 2010, the last year before international administration.
“As international candidates continue to sit for the CPA exam in greater numbers, we want to offer a resource to them which not only provides information and tools regarding the process for registering and studying for the exam, but also shares information with them about the exciting career opportunities being a CPA offers,” said Scott Moore, AICPA senior manager, college and university initiatives, in a statement. “Expanding our award-winning This Way to CPA site to allow international students to register is a logical way to accomplish that goal.”
Other features of ThisWaytoCPA.com, a companion to the AICPA’s educational website for high school students StartHereGoPlaces.com, include:
• Journals from candidates that recently passed the CPA exam detailing their preparation
• Mock job interviews and resume tips
• A forum for questions and peer-to-peer interaction
• Day-in-the-life CPA profiles
• CPA exam timelines
• Listing of more than 100 available accounting and business scholarships
• Career and job information
• Specialized CPA credential information
The AICPA also recently announced the Exam Prep app for Apple and Android devices, which syncs up to the user’s This Way to CPA account to provide access to the 30,000-member online community.