Once you have selected a state where you can get qualified, you are in much better control. In this chapter I walk you through the following steps:
The CPA exam is a substantial investment of time, effort, and money. Before making the decision to pursue the CPA, let us look at how much it can cost for the entire process.
The Examination Fee
This is the fee for first-time applicants in 2013:
Additional fees include:
Total fees: $900–$1,100
CPA Review Courses
Although not mandatory, CPA review courses greatly increase your chance of passing success. The cost ranges anywhere from $260 for a set of CPA review books to full-blown guided review courses at more than $3,000. You should select a course based on your background, budget, and learning style.
CPA Ethics Exam
Around 35 states and jurisdictions require candidates to take a CPA ethics exam ...