International Administration of CPA Exam


Thank you for visiting our website. We believe that administering the U.S. CPA exam internationally is essential to maintain the U.S. CPA certificationís status in the world. Two of the key reasons are:

  1. It is becoming increasingly difficult for citizens in other countries to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. to take the CPA exam.

  2. The highly successful conversion to computer-based testing at Prometric testing centers makes it increasingly difficult to justify requiring international CPA candidates to travel to the U.S. to take the CPA exam when Prometric testing centers are available throughout the world.

There are numerous other reasons why it is in everyone's best interest to administer the U.S. CPA examination in other countries. We have presented what we believe are the main reasons why it is essential to internationally administer the U.S. CPA exam in the following formats:


   1.  An article in the December 2001 issue of the CPA Journal.


   2.  An "Open Letter to the AICPA and NASBA" dated March 6, 2002.


   3.  An "Open Letter to the AICPA and NASBA" dated August 20, 2004.




Randy Howard, Emeritus Professor of Accounting, Montana State University-Billings

Dr. Irvin Gleim, President, Gleim Publications

Kotaro Anjo, President, ANJO International of Japan


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Open Letter March 6, 2002 | Open Letter August 11, 2004 | Open Letter Form