on average, How long it takes to pass all sections?
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December 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm #159348
On average, how long will it take a cadidate pass all sections, if that person is prepared and, say, passes all sections on the first attempt? I know it really depends, but I just want to have a general idea. Or how long did the cpa exam take you personally to pass all sections, if putting it that way makes more sense.December 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm #259015
6 months?December 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm #259016
I started studying in May and finished my last exam on 11/20 – about 6 months.December 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm #259017
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If you’re just out of school and have a few months that you can study FT I’d say 6 months although I know people who did it in the 2 summer months. I started studying in June, passed 3 exams in Jul-Aug, started my job in September, took my last in November. If you’ve been working FT for a while, you’re easily going to utilize the 18 months they give you….December 8, 2010 at 11:54 pm #259018
I started studying in May, and hopefully finished on 11/24.. as long as I passed AUD. I was dedicated to studying on the weekends and evenings. I also work full time as an accountant so I was busy with month-end closes, but made studying a priority. It wasn’t fun. I missed out on every family function. But it can be done. I took two test each testing window. Good Luck!December 9, 2010 at 12:08 am #259019
I got approved to sit on 7/21, took three parts from 7/26 to 8/31 and then my last on 10/15.
Had they approved me before I would have probably taken all four of them in the July/August session.
I was unemployed (only a few consulting gigs from home) and studying FT though. If you have a FT job, I’d say it takes more.December 9, 2010 at 1:17 am #259020
I started studying for my first exam on March 22nd and took my last exam on October 26th. Seven months. This was while working full-time…no wife or kids.December 9, 2010 at 1:28 am #259021
That’s a good point.. I have no husband and no kids.. I do have a needy but supportive boyfriend.
Being married and/or having kids can make a very big difference!December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am #259022
I don’t have kids or a spouse. I worked full-time and finished in about 15 months. I did re-take one section. I think what helped a lot during that time was that my job kicked everyone out by 5pm daily, and I was living with my folks, so didn’t have too many daily responsibilities (like cooking, food shopping, house repairs).December 9, 2010 at 11:27 am #259023
It took me 11 months, and I had to re take two exams, got married and traveled two months…I probably could have been done in August if we could have pushed the wedding off.December 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm #259024
It took me 6 1/2 months, assuming I passed REG- but 99.9% sure i did.December 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm #259025
While working full time, it took me about 9 months.
Started studying FAR in very late June 2009 (may as well call it July). Sat for my last exam in late Feb 2010.
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