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NASBA: 150 hour rule doesn’t make public safer…

NASBA issued a draft in June titled “Education and Licensure Requirements for Certified Public Accountants: A Discussion Regarding Degreed Candidates Sitting for the Uniform CPA Examination with a Minimum of 120 Credit Hours (120-Hour Candidate) and Becoming Eligible for Licensure with a Minimum of 150 Credit Hours (150-Hour Candidate)”. They stress that the discussion isn’t […]

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Reminder: New Research Format

Remember: starting in the July/August 2008 window, there is a new format for completing the research tab of the simulations. Be sure to practice doing it at least once so that you’re reasonably proficient with the new format prior to entering the testing room. Failing to do so could cost you precious minutes as your […]

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A little behind…

It has been tough to drudge up the motivation to jump back into REG and my goal of taking the REG exam 7/7 might be a bit optimistic now. However, I am into disc 2 of Yaeger‘s 9 disc REG set and am soaking up Module 33 – Individual Income Tax and am strengthening what […]

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An easy way to take notes while studying for the CPA Exam…

I’m working my way through Yaeger CPA Review’s Regulation HomeStudy program and I’m finding that I need to make notes of rules/exceptions so that I won’t forget them when I take the Regulation Exam in a month. This practice will work with any section of the CPA Exam, but is especially helpful I think with […]

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Diabolic Diagnostic

I peeked into the mailbox yesterday and sure enough some spam from some company called “NASBA” was in there. I opened it up and before I looked (true story) I prayed “God, please make this say that I passed” (or something to that effect). Instead, my eyes zeroed in on some heartless line about “no […]

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Waiting…and waiting…

The good news: REG scores are out. The bad news: I don’t have mine. The weird news: A friend of mine who took the exact same section in the exact same room on the exact same day had his score yesterday. My score must have been so fantastic that they didn’t think posting it electronically […]

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It appears that the REG scores will be the last section released in the first wave of scores. The wait is killing me. I heard a rumor that scores could be released last night, so I checked 4 times in the middle of the night. Clicking on the “submit” button to get your score and […]

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CPA Exam Pass Rates First Quarter 2008 Released

BEC 46.94% FAR 45.95% REG 45.66% AUD 44.66% Get it here. Surprisingly, AUD had the lowest passing rate. It is generally regarded as the least-difficult section of the CPA Exam, while FARE is the hardest. Opinions vary, obviously.

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