CPA Exam to expand to Europe in October

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The American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and Prometric announced on Wednesday that the Uniform CPA Examination will expand to test sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany beginning on Oct. 1, 2018.

The U.S. exam is already offered in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East for international candidates wishing to gain U.S. CPA licensure or for U.S. professionals serving abroad. With the newly announced expansion, eligible candidates in the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, and the Russian Federation will also be able to test at the new European sites. The exam, given in English, will be the same version offered in the United States. U.S. citizens abroad are eligible to test at any location.

“The U.S. CPA license has long commanded respect internationally as a leading global accounting credential,” AICPA president and CEO Barry Melancon said in a statement. “By further expanding our reach internationally, we’re providing the opportunity for qualified candidates to conveniently sit for the exam and earn their U.S. CPA license.”

“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,” said NASBA president and CEO Ken Bishop, in a statement. “Thousands of young professionals throughout the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and the Russian Federation are now afforded the opportunity to become U.S. CPAs in the same manner as candidates who reside in the United States.”

Registration for the international Exam begins on September 5 for the October 1 sitting. For more information, head to NASBA's site here. For a full list of international testing locations, head to the AICPA's site here.

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