Erica is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since July 2011.
Its been a while since my last post, and a lot has changed. I am one of the lucky ones still waiting on my score for BEC. Im trying to remain as optimistic as possible about it, but this process had definitely made me work on my patience.
So, right before I took my test my husband was thinking about taking a position up in Canada with a friends company, and I was looking into transferring my CPA candidate status to Washington. Since that time, the opportunity in Canada is looking less promising, so my husband is contemplating a different career path.
He was an EMT in the past and has always wanted to get his Paramedic certification. He really enjoyed his time as an EMT. Its not very often you find a job you absolutely love, so he will be going back to school to get his paramedic certification. I know the next year or so with both of us studying is going to be stressful, but Im sure we can make it through.
I found out that transferring CPA candidate status between states would have been a pain. While both states, in this case Texas and Washington, have the same prerequisites for taking the exam, if I were to transfer my status to Washington, I would have had to go through the prerequisite/background checks all over again. So if you can at all avoid transferring your CPA candidate status between states, I would highly recommend it.
With all the craziness that has been going on in the past few weeks, I have decided not to take a test in the fourth quarter. I need a chance to try and gain a little sense of normalcy, if that is even possible. Also, the weather in Texas is beautiful this time of year, and I know that wont be able to resist enjoying the outdoors for the next two months or so.
So all in all I am in a holding pattern for now. I would like to get my test score before purchasing my next review course. I will probably go with Rogers course again. He did a great job of covering the hodgepodge of topics in BEC, so I can only think he would be great on the other sections as well.
I am planning on taking REG and FAR next. If anyone has any advice for these sections, please pass it my way.
Good Luck to all taking tests in the fourth quarter!!