How do I complete 150 credit hours for CPA?

150 credit hours is equivalent to 5 years of higher education. It can be accumulated in different ways: 4 years of bachelor + 1 year of master’s degree, typically in accounting. 4 years of bachelor with accelerated program covering 150 credit hours.

Is passing the CPA exam a big deal?

It’s a big deal because only only 10 to 20% of candidates pass all four exams on the first try. That’s a pretty small number. Consider that each exam only has an average passing rate of 50% and you can see how the odds are stacked against you.

What is the average CPA exam score?

The Uniform CPA Examination Pass Rate percentages are released by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and historically average around 45-55%, varying by quarter and section. You can find the most recent CPA Exam pass rates on this page, along with historical pass rates for each section.

Do CPA exam scores matter?

The short answer: not to anyone except you. Your exam score simply states that you studied correctly and worked hard enough to pass muster with the AICPA, NASBA, and other state boards of accountancy and become a CPA. The breakdown of your score, however, can help guide your career path.