The American Institute of CPAs intends to stop testing for knowledge of older auditing standards on its Uniform CPA Examination next year.

The clarified U.S. Auditing Standards, also known as the AU-Cs, issued by the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board in 2012, are effective for audits of financial statements for periods ending on or after Dec. 15, 2012. These clarified standards became eligible for testing on the Uniform CPA Examination beginning in the third quarter of 2013. At present, the pre-clarified standards, otherwise known as the extant auditing standards, or AUs, remain in effect and are also eligible for testing on the Uniform CPA Examination, according to the AICPA.

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