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 would do it justice.
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 the 1/2 second delay before it reads “Error. Score not found.” should be outlawed by the Geneva convention. Pure torture. Apparently, the database doesn't realize that if I pass, I'm almost a CPA (ethics exam), and if I fail – I lose FARE and I have to take REG again. My guess is that they'll be out by Friday.
I was just given a heads-up from Yaeger CPA Review that the new sample tests were released by the AICPA minutes ago. There was a pre-July 2008 and a post-July 2008 version released. Link:NEW AICPA SAMPLE TESTS The purpose of this blog is to keep candidates informed and encouraged. Thanks again to Yaeger for helping to keep candidates up to date with the latest information.
The AICPA recently released a document titled “Exposure Draft: Proposed Content and Skill Specifications for the Uniform CPA Examination“. The PDF is a long (45 pages) read and it's crammed with information. Some sections will be changed substantially, while others (FARE) won't be affected as much. Keep in mind that these are only proposed alterations. With that said, if they went to such great lengths to put this together and publish it, I can't imagine that they won't implement these changes within the next year and half. My guess is that they'll be affective for 2009 in order to be nice to the CPA Review companies who have their 2008 materials in circulation. ******* Auditing and Attestation (AUD) Changes -Ethics and Independence that were previously tested in Regulation will now be tested in AUD. Tax-related ethics and responsibilities will remain with REG. -Internal Control for IT previously tested in BEC