As of October 1st, 2014, Indian citizens and permanent residents wishing to take the Uniform CPA Examination may do so in designated Middle Eastern countries, according to a statement made by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric.

In response to international demand for the U.S. CPA license, the CPA Exam has been available in the Middle East beginning in August 2011, with testing available in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Indian citizens and permanent residents will now be able to take the Exam in any of these selected countries.

Indian candidates predominately traveled to the U.S. to take the Exam, comprising one of the largest international groups of travelers to do so. By opening the surrounding areas for CPA testing, Indian citizens will now have multiple testing options to choose from.

The international administration of the Exam, offered in English, is the same as the Exam administered by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric in the United States.

Licensure requirements for international candidates mirror that for U.S. CPA candidates - along with passing the Uniform CPA Examination, international students must meet education and professional experience requirements as mandated by U.S. Boards of Accountancy.

CPA Exam candidates can register Indian candidates may apply through one of the U.S. Boards of Accountancy, a list of which can be found on the “Exams” section of the NASBA website.