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The Exam

All answers are specific to the requirements in Indiana. Should you plan to become licensed in another state, be sure to read and understand the rules & regulations set by that state's board of accountancy. Requirements vary from state-to-state.

What’s the best way to study for the CPA Exam?
It depends on your personality. From CPA Exam Review Course providers to self study, CPA Candidates need to dedicate time to studying and commit to passing the four exam sections.

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Where do I take the CPA Exam?
The CPA Exam is administered at Prometric testing centers. For a list of testing centers in your area, visit

How much does it cost to sit for the Exam in Indiana?

Application Fee: $150

Exam Fees

  • Auditing & Attestation: $192.03
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting: $192.03
  • Business Environment & Concepts: $172.51
  • Regulation: $172.51
Registration Fees
  • 4 Exam sections: $110
  • 3 Exam sections: $95
  • 2 Exam sections: $85
  • 1 Exam section: $70

* If you need to retake an Exam section, a registration fee will be charged in addition to re-examination fees. Fees vary from $60-$105.

What is the CPA Exam format?
The CPA Exam is a computer based test (CBT). Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Regulation (REG) consist of multiple choice testlets and task-based simulations. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) consists of multiple-choice testlets and written communication tasks. For more information on the CPA Exam, visit

How long does each section take?

  • Auditing and Attestation: 4 hours
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting: 4 hours
  • Business Environment & Concepts: 3 hours
  • Regulation: 3 hours

What’s the best order to take the Exam sections?
The Exam is different for everyone. Some want to take the "easy" sections first. Others want to begin with the what they consider to be the "hard" sections. Regardless of the order, studying and dedicating time to the Exam is the most important thing.

When is the CPA Exam offered?
The CPA Exam is offered in four testing windows. It's available in January and February, April and May, July and August, and October and November. The Exam is not available in March, June, September or December.