NASHVILLE, TN (JUNE 17, 2013) —The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) today announced that, beginning July 1, 2013, testing for the Uniform CPA Examination in Brazil will be open to all qualified citizens and permanent residents of South America.
Administration of the Uniform CPA Examination began in Brazil in February 2012, with citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela able to sit for the CPA Exam. As of July 1, 2013, testing in Brazil will be expanded to citizens and permanent residents of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay. Testing candidates can register on Prometric.com and conduct their exams at Prometric Inc. test sites throughout Brazil.
The U.S. CPA Exam is administered internationally as a service to foreign nationals, as well as, in response to escalating international demand for the U.S. CPA license. In 2010, the last year before international testing, more than 10,000 international candidates traveled to the U.S. to take the U.S. CPA exam, a 22 percent increase from 2009. U.S. citizens living abroad are eligible to test at any location.
The international administration of the Exam, which is offered in English, is the same as the U.S. Exam administered by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric in the United States. Licensure requirements for international candidates are the same as for U.S. CPA candidates. Along with passing the Uniform CPA Examination, international candidates must meet educational and experience requirements as mandated by U.S. state boards of accountancy.
In the United States, Boards of Accountancy are the only governmental legal entities authorized to grant the U.S. CPA license. South American candidates may apply through certain U.S. Boards of Accountancy, which offer eligibility for international candidates. Please visit the CPA Exam – International section of this website for a list of participating Boards of Accountancy and information about fees.
NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.
NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, as well as an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam.
Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take close to 10 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less cost.
Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.
For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
About the AICPA
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation to elevate management accounting globally.
The AICPA maintains offices in New York; Washington, DC; Durham, NC; and Ewing, NJ.
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