CPA Exam Fact Sheet

Exam overview
Clear up the mystery known as the CPA exam with an overview of the process, from format and fees to applying and test center locations.

Exam sections
The CPA exam is broken down into four sections with a specific time allotted for each section, totaling 16 hours. You can take the CPA exam one section at a time in no particular order.

Costs to become a CPA
Becoming a CPA is an investment in your future. However, this investment doesn't come without expenses. Consider these costs as you work towards your CPA certification.

Exam statistics
Nation-wide pass rates broken down by CPA exam section and quarter.

Self- study ethics exam
In addition to the other requirements, Minnesota CPA candidates must complete a self-study ethics exam.