Candidates for the Uniform CPA Examination can now test at Prometric centers in Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England without any specific country residency or citizenship requirements. The Examination application process is basically the same for US and international candidates. In order to qualify to take the Examination outside the US, the candidate must establish his or her eligibility through a jurisdiction participating in the international administration of the Examination, which includes verifying they met the jurisdiction’s education requirements.
To begin the process, a candidate must first select a participating US jurisdiction, contact the Board of Accountancy (or its designee) in that jurisdiction to obtain application materials, and submit a completed application and required fees as instructed. After receiving the Notice to Schedule (NTS), they may then use the NTS to apply to take the Examination in an international location.
Besides the Prometric testing centers in the EU and UK, there are centers in other places where the Uniform CPA Examination can be taken by those who are residents of specific countries:
The testing centers in Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait and UAE are open to residents of the US, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen.
The testing centers in Japan are open only to residents of the US and Japan.
The testing centers in Brazil are open to resident of the US, Antigua/Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
“We know the US CPA is a prestigious credential around the world, and we are pleased to provide a direct pathway for qualified individuals to obtain that designation under the jurisdiction of the State Boards,” NASBA President Ken L. Bishop stated.
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