So what happens after I pass the exam?

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  • #267690

    CPA-Valenz
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    You can take your ethics exam at any time. Jeff has a link to it, or you can log on to your state’s society cpa website and they should have it there for you to purchase.

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    The CPA application should be on the website also.n

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    #267691

    shed5197
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    Great.

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    Thanks, Valenz.

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    What study materials are there for the ethics exam? I read someone used a CD?n

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    #267692

    CPA-Valenz
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    I believe it’s all the same exam, AICPA ethics exam. You can order it as a book or a cd-rom, the questions follow right along w/the book.n

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    #267693

    Dale
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    First off, congratulations on passing the CPA exam. It is a big deal and you are probably still excited over it.

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    After getting your final score the first step is to pick yourself up off the floor and check the score again. After you finish running down the street while screaming and yelling for joy you should go back home. Just kidding.

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    After passing my final section I had to apply for my license. This included filling out a bunch of paperwork that the Texas state board sent (I cheated and downloaded all of it long before they mailed it). After sending it in and they processed it I received another package of forms to fill out. This included my work experience and ethics exam. As part of this paperwork I also had to take a three hour ethics course. I just found a place online that had the Texas ethics course and banged it out one afternoon. After printing my certificate of completion and doing the ethics exam included in my paperwork I mailed the whole set to them. A couple of weeks later I received a letter stating I was fully approved and gave me a license number.

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    The whole process took about 60-70 days from the time I received my final score. Most of this time was waiting on the state board and the postal service. It would have been longer had I waited on the forms to come in the mail versus going online and gotten the forms myself.n

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    #267694

    polarbear
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    Does anyone know how many times you have to pass the ethics exam? Can you only take it once, and have to get a 90 percent or better?n

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    #267695

    Lee_IN
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    shed5197-First what state are you from? Not all states require an ethics exam and the ones that do does not all use the same exam. Need to check your state requirements for the specifics. I am from Indiana which does not require an ethics exam and it took only 11 days from the day I mailed my application to get my license issued. However, Indiana is cheap, all we get is an email with your certificate number nothing else. Everything else cost. Indiana issue no certificate, nothing.

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    Dale-you are too funny.n

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    #267696

    Mpofu
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    My personal experience for the Colorado State Board is you can download from the website and mail in your application together with all the experience form.It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to get your license.Hope it helps , but it depends upon the State.n

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    #267697

    roscpa
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    What did you guys do with all your cpa materials. i have 4 becker books, 3 wiley books, wiley focus notes, countless handouts, personal study notes, flashcards.n

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    #267698

    BJIL
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    Polarbear- You have 3 tries online If you don’t get a 90 after 3 tries you can fill out the answer sheet and mail that in. I would think it would be almost impossible not to get a 90 after 3 tries…n

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    #267699

    Vince
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    roscpa- Ive been seeing what others have done with theirs, in the process of organizing my event and filming it
    nhttps://www.another71.com/cpa-exam-forum/topic/what-do-you-with-your-cpa-materials-after-finishing-the-examn

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    #267700

    Susan
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    I know it has been a while since this thread was posted on, but I’m looking for an answer that I can’t find.

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    I’m in AL, and I have passed all parts of the CPA exam. I can’t apply for my license yet because I don’t have the experience, but I was under the impression that I would still receive some kind of certificate that I had passed all the exams…. does anyone know anything about this?? I keep finding the answer “apply for your license” which doesn’t help someone who is having trouble finding a job.n

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    #158665

    shed5197
    Participant

    I just received a passing score for AUD (my last section)!!!! It is finally over….well sort of.

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    What is the next step? How & when can I get the ethics exam over with?

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    I’d appreciate a few words about how to wrap all this up and get my certificate.

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    Thanks!!!n

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    #267701

    CPA-Valenz
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    You can take your ethics exam at any time. Jeff has a link to it, or you can log on to your state’s society cpa website and they should have it there for you to purchase.

    The CPA application should be on the website also.

    #267702

    shed5197
    Participant

    Great.

    Thanks, Valenz.

    What study materials are there for the ethics exam? I read someone used a CD?

    #267703

    CPA-Valenz
    Participant

    I believe it’s all the same exam, AICPA ethics exam. You can order it as a book or a cd-rom, the questions follow right along w/the book.

    #267704

    Dale
    Participant

    First off, congratulations on passing the CPA exam. It is a big deal and you are probably still excited over it.

    After getting your final score the first step is to pick yourself up off the floor and check the score again. After you finish running down the street while screaming and yelling for joy you should go back home. Just kidding.

    After passing my final section I had to apply for my license. This included filling out a bunch of paperwork that the Texas state board sent (I cheated and downloaded all of it long before they mailed it). After sending it in and they processed it I received another package of forms to fill out. This included my work experience and ethics exam. As part of this paperwork I also had to take a three hour ethics course. I just found a place online that had the Texas ethics course and banged it out one afternoon. After printing my certificate of completion and doing the ethics exam included in my paperwork I mailed the whole set to them. A couple of weeks later I received a letter stating I was fully approved and gave me a license number.

    The whole process took about 60-70 days from the time I received my final score. Most of this time was waiting on the state board and the postal service. It would have been longer had I waited on the forms to come in the mail versus going online and gotten the forms myself.

    #267705

    polarbear
    Participant

    Does anyone know how many times you have to pass the ethics exam? Can you only take it once, and have to get a 90 percent or better?

    #267706

    Lee_IN
    Participant

    shed5197-First what state are you from? Not all states require an ethics exam and the ones that do does not all use the same exam. Need to check your state requirements for the specifics. I am from Indiana which does not require an ethics exam and it took only 11 days from the day I mailed my application to get my license issued. However, Indiana is cheap, all we get is an email with your certificate number nothing else. Everything else cost. Indiana issue no certificate, nothing.

    Dale-you are too funny.

    #267707

    Mpofu
    Participant

    My personal experience for the Colorado State Board is you can download from the website and mail in your application together with all the experience form.It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to get your license.Hope it helps , but it depends upon the State.

    #267708

    roscpa
    Participant

    What did you guys do with all your cpa materials. i have 4 becker books, 3 wiley books, wiley focus notes, countless handouts, personal study notes, flashcards.

    #267709

    BJIL
    Participant

    Polarbear- You have 3 tries online If you don’t get a 90 after 3 tries you can fill out the answer sheet and mail that in. I would think it would be almost impossible not to get a 90 after 3 tries…

    #267710

    Vince
    Participant

    roscpa- Ive been seeing what others have done with theirs, in the process of organizing my event and filming it

    https://www.another71.com/cpa-exam-forum/topic/what-do-you-with-your-cpa-materials-after-finishing-the-exam

    #267711

    Susan
    Participant

    I know it has been a while since this thread was posted on, but I’m looking for an answer that I can’t find.

    I’m in AL, and I have passed all parts of the CPA exam. I can’t apply for my license yet because I don’t have the experience, but I was under the impression that I would still receive some kind of certificate that I had passed all the exams…. does anyone know anything about this?? I keep finding the answer “apply for your license” which doesn’t help someone who is having trouble finding a job.

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