Indianapolis (March 31, 2003) – Ball State University is the latest of nearly 60 schools in the country, and the only one in Indiana, to offer pre-testing of the soon-to-be-launched computerized CPA exam.

On April 4 and 5, exactly a year to the day before the new exam’s launch, Ball State will host three testing sessions each day at its Whitinger College of Business Building. Session times are 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. 

One hundred and seventeen people are slated to participate in 336 testing groups during the two days at Ball State.

In February, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and Prometric announced that the final paper-based version of the CPA examination will be given Nov. 5 and 6, and the computer-based format will be available beginning April 5, 2004.

The online exam will be offered up to six days a week, during two out of every three months throughout the year. The current paper test is offered only twice a year, in May and November, by the 54 U.S. boards of accountancy.

The sections of the restructured computerized exam are auditing, financial accounting and reporting, regulation, and business environment and concepts. Participants may take as many of the four sections as they choose.

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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