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Illinois CPA Exam Information
August, 2007 Web: www.ilboa.org E-mail: help@ilboa.org

The Computer-based CPA Exam (CBT)

Illinois Board Of Examiners 100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 403 Champaign, Illinois 61820 Phone:(217) 531-0950 FAX: (217) 531-0960 Toll free (US) (866) 782-7230

Overview
The final paper-and-pencil based Uniform CPA Examination was administered in November 2003. Replacing the paper-and pencil based examination is a computer-based test (CBT.) The CBT provides added examination security and will afford more flexibility for CPA Examination candidates. The computer-based format incorporates the assessment of critical skills, such as research and communication, and includes an increased emphasis on information technology and general business knowledge, as well as broadening the scope of the exam in the audit and attest area. The Illinois Board of Examiners works closely with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and Prometric, a technology-based testing provider, to ensure a smooth CBT experience of the CPA Exam.

Computerized Testing Starts 4th Year
The CPA Exam is now offered in a computerized format, up to six days a week during two out of every three months throughout the year, providing more flexibility for the examination candidates. The most up-to-date information on the computerization of the Uniform CPA Examination can be found on the AICPA’s Web site www.cpa-exam.org/. If the information on this Web site does not fully answer your questions, you may call the Illinois Board of Examiners office at 217-531-0950 or email to obtain additional information.

Glossary of Terms & Related Links
AICPA – American Institute of CPAs. www.aicpa.org/ and www.cpa-exam.org/ ATT – Authorization to Test sent by the State Board to the National Candidate Database after approving candidates to test CBT – Computer-Based Testing NASBA – National Association of State Boards of Accountancy http://www.nasba.org/nasbaweb.nsf/CBTFS NTS – Notice to Schedule sent to candidates by NASBA to enable the candidate to call the testing center and schedule exam dates and times. Valid for 6-month period from date of payment of exam fees. Prometric Centers – Secure national testing centers where candidates will take each section of the CPA exam Window – The CBT is available approximately 60 days out of each calendar quarter. This 60-day period is called a testing window.

More Information…
Overview ................................................p.1 Glossary and Links ...............................p.1 Educational Requirements ...................p.2 Skill Definitions .....................................p.2 Application.............................................p.3 Score Release .........................................p.4 Examination Format.............................p.4 Testing Schedule....................................p.4 Fee Schedule ..........................................p.5 Examination Content............................p.6 Special Needs or Disabilities.................p.6 Misconduct ............................................p.7 Testing Centers......................................p.7 Foreign Credentials Evaluation...........p.8 Rules of Professional Conduct………..p.8

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Educational Requirements to Sit for the CPA Examination
To be admitted to take the examination for the first time, an Illinois candidate for the CPA examination must have successfully completed at least 150 semester hours of acceptable credit including a baccalaureate or higher degree. The semester hours accepted by the Illinois Board of Examiners must include an accounting concentration or its equivalent. A candidate will be deemed to have met the education requirement if, as part of the 150 semester hours of education as determined by the Board, he or she has met any one of the four conditions listed below. With each of the conditions listed below, accounting hours do not...
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