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Certified Public Accountant CPA

The CPA designation distinguishes licensed accounting professionals committed to protecting the public interest. These professionals offer financial statement audits and other attestation services to help inform investors about the financial health of organizations. They provide individuals and families with valuable knowledge and advice on taxes and financial planning. In business and industry, CPAs offer organizations around the world tax, financial reporting and advisory services to drive strategic decision-making and foster growth and success. To earn the CPA license, accounting professionals must have extensive education—at least 150 hours—pass a rigorous four-part exam and meet experience requirements. They must also commit to lifelong learning and adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct that requires competence, objectivity, integrity and independence


5 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait Becoming a CPA

  1. CPAs = Black Belt Accountants CPA, or certified accountants, are finance professionals who have achieved expertise beyond a “normal” accountant does. This is done through advanced education, training, experience and hard work.
    Accountants who aspire to become partners in the accounting firm or move up the corporate ladder want the CPA qualification.
  2. CPAs Are Needed Everywhere. Corporations, non-profit organizations and governments in every industry around the world look for CPAs to fill in their senior finance positions. It is not surprisingly that junior accountants with CPA are preferred when it comes to recruitment and promotion.
  3. CPAs Are Indispensable. After the financial crisis, corporate accountability has become the number one concern for companies and their shareholders. Senior management relies on Certified Public Accountants for financial health and integrity of the corporations.
  4. CPAs Are In Demand. As a result of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, workload in the accounting department of every corporation has vastly increased, leading to a shortage of accounting experts in a global scale. At the same time, 75% of current CPAs will retire in 15 years, based on a study by the AICPA. This creates a golden opportunity for you to jump into this important industry.
  5. CPAs Are Paid Better. A study by global recruiting agency Robert Half points out that CPA on average earns 10% better than non-CPA. Also, CPAs with 5+ years experience are paid $80-110K in public accounting firms

 Examination Fee

It varies slightly from state to state. Most follow the fee schedule by NASBA (National Association of State Board of Accountancy):

  • AUD: $193.45
  • BEC: $193.45
  • FAR: $193.45
  • REG: $193.45
  • Total: $773.8

2. Application Fee

  • First-time candidates pay an initial application fee, which is around $30-$200 (varies from state to state).
  • For return candidates, a repeat application fee is required for certain but not all states and this fee is generally lower than the initial application fee.

Note: In general you can expect the total CPA exam application fees (i.e. item 1 + 2) to cost you around $1,000.

3. CPA Exam Review Course

For our exam review course, we provide on average 80 hours of tuition per part. We also provide the relevant study material including but not limited to lecture slides, official text book and official question bank.Our exam review course fees is as follows:

  • AUD: QR 6,500
  • BEC: QR 6,500
  • FAR: QR 7,000
  • REG: QR 6,500

4. CPA Ethics Exam Fees

Most states required an ethics exam after the passing of the Uniform CPA exam. If you are to take the one administered by AICPA (chosen by most states), then you can expect to pay around $150 to $190.

5. CPA Licensing Fees and CPE Course Expenses

This is not part of the “CPA Exam Fees” per se, but you should expect to pay for this in order to become a licensed CPA.For the license, it depends on the states you register for, but the range is roughly $50 to $300.The price of CPE courses also varies. It isn’t too expensive and you may be able to get reimbursement from your employer, but this is a recurring cost once you become licensed.

Exam Sections

  • Auditing and Attestation AUD
  • Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting FAR
  • Regulation REG

Exam Structure

Each Exam section is delivered in five smaller sections called testlets. Each testlet features different item types (see below) used to test your knowledge and skills. To learn more about how each section is organized, including when you can take a break, review the CPA Exam structure.

Exam Item Types

You will be tested during the CPA Exam using three types of test items that appear within specific testlets in each section.

  1. Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
    The multiple-choice portions are presented in the first two testlets of each Exam section.
  2. Task-Based Simulations (TBS)
    Task-based simulations are condensed case studies that test accounting knowledge and skills using real life, work-related situations. All task-based simulations are intended to assess knowledge and skills that are appropriate for an entry-level accountant. There are three TBS testlets in the AUD, FAR and REG sections, and two TBS testlets in the BEC section.
  3. Written Communication Tasks
    Written communication tasks appear only in the BEC section of the CPA Exam. For each of three written communication tasks, you must read a scenario and then write an appropriate document relating to the scenario. The instructions state what form the document should take (such as a memo or letter) and its focus. Your response should provide the correct information in writing that is clear, complete and professional.

Why Leaders Training Centre?

We offer extensive classroom training, Inspirational tuition from expert practitioner who uses real examples in the classroom to bring the course to life. Our class sizes are strictly capped, enhancing the level of support available to each candidate inside the classroom.

One-to-one tutor introduction

Our support begins on the day a student enrols with us. All of our candidates are invited to a one-to-one meeting or phone call with their course tutor. The instructor will explain the curriculum and discuss studying techniques that suit the individual candidate.

Teaching Style

Inspirational tuition from expert practitioner who uses real examples in the classroom to bring the course to life. We employ most experienced and qualified faculty to teach.


Our courses are structured in modules to allow maximum flexibility for candidates. We offer classes on weekends for the convenience of students.


We offer students with 120 plus hours of tutored class time, with no subjects in the curriculum omitted. The length and intensity of class is kept to suit your working style and budget.


We offer continuous off-class support in the form of emails, Whats app groups, discussion forums on our e-learning portal.


Our tutor provides an intuitive understanding of accounting and finance, not just a long sequence of formulae for rote learning. This understanding helps to make complex analytical exam questions easier, as well as providing longer term benefit to the candidate as well as their employer.

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