July 9, 2018 at 2:46 pm #1872826SchruteBeetParticipant
Agree with @Eric. I took the Ethics test today as well. Certainly required a couple of hours to be put in but the pdf was a useful tool. Had to push myself to “study” after passing all the exams but def helps to get this one out of the way. One less thing to worry about I guess!July 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm #1872850AnonymousInactive
@SchruteBeet come on man and you had to show me up with a 97?! Hahaha – congrats, now get those final applications filled out and sent to your state!July 10, 2018 at 10:51 am #1878697SchruteBeetParticipant
@Eric haha a pass is a pass is a pass, right?! Thanks man and wish you the same. Can't wait to get that license now!August 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm #1917391itooshallpassParticipant
Just finished and got 95%… do I need to send something to my state board? I checked the box for my state before the exam started, but the application for my license (still waiting on final score though) says I must notify the AICPA to send my score to the state board. How do you do that?August 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm #1917496Rainbow ButterflyParticipant
So reading after reading everyone posts, I take it I could take ethics whenever, I have three chances to pass it online (is that in a testing center or at home?), and it never expires. Is that right? Waiting on my exam results, might as well take this and get it out of the way.August 10, 2018 at 8:23 am #1918315itooshallpassParticipant
Rainbow, I understand that it doesn't expire, but I haven't seen that anywhere “official”–you get a certificate from the AICPA that says you completed it, so it's like any other CPE course so it doesn't make sense that it would expire. It's all online at home or wherever. Pretty easy to knock out in a couple of hours 🙂August 10, 2018 at 11:06 am #1918549AnonymousInactive
I had to check the box to send to my board as well as print off that i completed it. you can find your results under my purchases, click the course, then click completed courses, and it will show a “print certificate”. I had to include that as well in my packet for my state board for licensingDecember 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm #2121375
I have one exam left scheduled for March 2019 but i want to buy the AICPA ethics exam this year so my employer can reimburse me. The course listed in the AICPA store is version 2018. Would it matter if i buy the course this year and take the ethics exam in March after i take REG or I should wait for the 2019 version?December 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm #2121474MattParticipant
Hello! I just passed all 4 parts. Should I take the 2018 ethics for license or wait until 2019, or does it not matter? My state board is VA. I sent them the sheet, I got that says I have credit for all 4 parts.
Thank you!December 19, 2018 at 3:37 pm #2121510Bash_AccountantParticipant
Today I tried making out the AICPA ethics. It looks hard for me (despite the fact that a passed all the CPA parts with average score of 90), it was not 40 questions, I've got 46! it's kind of wired, or I'm doing something wrong.
Anyone is taking the exam or just passed the exam can tell us some tips on how passing this test. It seems that it requires more than Ctrl+F, or anyone can tell me how many questions exactly in the exam?
Much appreciated in advance.December 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm #2121594Accountant405Participant
How did you purchase the ethics exam? I have been trying since Thursday of last week and the AICPA store has had a bug in the system since then were when you try to log on it says your user name or password is not found, even though you logged into the regular AICPA website with no problem! I have contacted them everyday since Thursday and keep getting the same response we are working on the issue but we are not sure when it will be fixed. Also I had a buddy of my take the ethics last month and I believe he said his test was either 53-57 questions and to make sure you purchase the version for licensure. Because there are 3 available for purchase but it has to be the licensure edition. I could be mistaking on the amount, I will double check with him tomorrow at the office.December 20, 2018 at 9:47 am #2122626
I also bought the ethics exam yesterday and even got $33 discount. I was hoping that the pdf book will still have a “practice exam” on the back but didn't. Instead, it has about 30 questions in total that are distributed among the chapters. Any shortcut on how to study for this one?December 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm #2122944smarzParticipant
I am having the same issue as you where I can't log in to my account to purchase the exam. Let me know if you ever figure it out or receive a response. Being completely ignored by the AICPA service team.February 2, 2019 at 5:15 pm #2195866Kim W.Participant
I passed all four parts of the exam (my last one was Mar 2017). I purchased the ethics exam for CA and took it right away as I had the online version and thought all I had to do was do a CTRL find for the answers. Wrong. I didn't pass it that time (scored about a 75). I then took it a second time and really took my time (or so I thought) carefully reading each question and searching for the answer and again I got a 75! Both times I spent about six hours taking the exam. Well life and work got busy and I didn't even get to take my third time as more than a year passed. CA actually lets you have six tries, you take it 3 times and, if you don't pass, you contact them and they give you three more tries.
I am finally at a place in my work where the pressure isn't so intense and am ready to get this thing done. My question is this, do your CPA test scores “expire” if you don't complete the rest of the requirements within a certain timeline in CA?
Thanks in advance for the feed backFebruary 4, 2019 at 10:15 am #2199343cafeteria_foodParticipant
Kim W. – like all good accounting answers, it depends! Some states set a time limit between passing the exams and applying for licensing (AR, CO, DE, FL, etc). Best to check w/your state board of accountancy.March 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm #2285985
Anyone has taken the AICPA ethics exam recently? Any advice?April 5, 2019 at 9:47 am #2307009RachParticipant
Hey everyone – I've been doing some research on the ethics exam and how to take it, but I am soo confused. Should I just order the review book and it has all of the instructions? I just don't understand where/how to take the exam. There does not seem to be a website anywhere to register but my state board just says we need to take it. I want to take it as soon as I take my last exam to get it over with.April 5, 2019 at 10:43 am #2307117WyattParticipant
Yeah, you just order the book and all the instructions are in there. I took it about a month ago, and the website and login instructions are included with the book.August 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm #2666781DeepikaParticipant
I am planning to take my ethics exam this week and I am about to be done reading the book.
I have downloaded the PDF file from the resources tab, however it does not have the examination questions at the end of the file. I found a 2015 AICPA ethics guide online and that has the questions at the end. Now my question is to those who have taken the exam recently, are these questions same as the actual exam questions? and how many questions if the exam – 40 or 46?September 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm #2689143MeganParticipant
I'm having the same problem as Deepika! I have seen everyone say the questions are in the back of the pdf. This isn't true or I just can't find them? Can anyone help? I've looked all over the participant manual in the online course for licensure.October 7, 2019 at 12:06 pm #2741418PCParticipant
I'm not sure there are specific “questions” in the back, but there appear to be the solutions for all of the Knowledge Check questions throughout the PDF. I'm guessing this is what everyone is referring to?
Curious if anyone actually takes notes for this, or if going through the course and occasionally referring to the PDF during the test is sufficient. Is the test timed?October 7, 2019 at 12:48 pm #2741469jenpenParticipant
I had to take this again this year for my firm's ethics requirements (insert eyeroll). It looks like they have changed the book, so the questions are not there any longer.
@PC – I did not take notes, and I did not go through the course. I pulled up the book and used ctrl + f as I went through the test. It is not timed.October 7, 2019 at 5:31 pm #2741976PCParticipant
Thanks JenniferOctober 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm #2755665monikerncParticipant
So, no more practice exam in the pdf? Any other advice for studying and passing this exam with the current version of materials?
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