CPA Board Exam: Final ROOM ASSIGNMENT 2019



Are you taking the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Board Exam this May 12, 19, and 20, 2019? Make sure to check your Room Assignment below which has been provided by the PRC, so that you’ll know where to go and where to take the CPA board exam!


UPDATE (May 2019): The official CPA Board Exam Room Assignments are NOW RELEASED! Scroll below to see which exam venues already include the note “Now Available!”. This means they already have room assignments ready for viewing. If the PDF file is not yet displayed, the PRC is still finalizing the room assignment but it will be uploaded very soon so stay tuned. While waiting, check out below some useful CPA exam tips we prepared for you!


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Before you take the Board Exam, be informed about the following important details — including exam schedule, dress code, and what you can and cannot bring during exam day. All these are official instructions sourced from the PRC.

Board Exam Announcements

CPA Board Exam Schedule (May 2019)

On the first day of the board exam, be present at the venue before 6:30 AM so you can check your room and seat number. Take note that examinees who will come in late will NOT be admitted to the exam room so don’t be late, otherwise, you might not be able to take the board exam!

Here’s the schedule and exam topics in the upcoming May 2019 CPA board exam released by the PRC.

May 12, 2019 (Sunday)

  • 7:00 – 7:45 AM – General Instructions & Filling-out of forms
  • 8:00 – 11:00 AM – Taxation
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Regulatory Framework for Business Transactions (RFBT)

May 19, 2019 (Sunday)

  • 8:00 – 11:00 AM – Management Advisory Services (MAS)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Auditing

May 20, 2019 (Monday)

  • 8:00 – 11:00 AM – Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (AFAR)

CPA Board Exam Requirements by PRC

According to the PRC rules, to be eligible to take the CPA exam, applicants are required to comply with and to submit the following requirements.

  1. Graduate of a BS Accountancy program in a CHED-recognized educational institution
  2. Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  3. Marriage Contract, for married female applicants, issued by the Philippine Statistics Office (PSA), formerly NSO
  4. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”
  5. Valid NBI Clearance
  6. Proof of Completion of “Refresher Course” (for those who failed the CPA exam two times)

Take note that those who previously took the exam and were given a “Conditional” or “Removal” score, they must take the CPA board exam again within two (2) years from the date of examination.

Required exam fee is P900.00 for first-time takers and P450.00 for conditional / removal examinees.

CPA Exam Dress Code

Please note that all examinees are REQUIRED to wear the following attire during board exam days:

Males – White polo shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent pants or slacks.

Females – White blouse or shirt with collar (without any seal, logo, or mark); Decent slacks or skirt.

What to Bring During CPA Exam

Updated (May 7, 2019): Make sure to bring the following items with you during exam day:

  • Notice of Admission (NOA)
  • Official Receipt (OR)
  • One (1) piece metered-stamped window mailing envelope
  • Two (2) or more Pencils (No. 2)
  • One (1) basic calculator
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent plastic envelope (for safekeeping of valuables and other allowed items)
  • Food – all examinees are required to bring with them snacks or meals placed inside a transparent plastic bag. No other person, including the proctors or room watchers, shall be allowed to give or distribute food to any examinee while the board exam is in progress.

Reminder: Ballpens and scientific calculators are no longer allowed. Examinees are only allowed to bring and use pencils and one (1) basic calculator. Calculators will be inspected by the proctors. Disallowed calculators will be confiscated and, according to the PRC, violators shall be dealt with accordingly.

During the exam, candidates cannot also borrow anything or communicate with other people taking the exam. Examinees are not allowed to leave the room, so with regard to using the CR, make sure you go to the restroom right before taking the exam.

Prohibited Items During CPA Exam

Updated (May 7, 2019): Take note that the following items are NOT ALLOWED to be brought inside the exam room:  

  1. Calculators which are programmable or with embedded functions especially CASIO FX991ES and CASIO FX-991ES Plus;
  2. Books, notes, review materials, and other printed materials;
  3. Apple, Samsung and other smart watches, cellular phones, bluetooth, ear plugs, transmitters, portable computers and other electronic gadgets/devices;
  4. Bags of any kind (ladies bag, shoulder bags, attache case, backpacks, etc.);
  5. Pens / ballpen (no longer allowed);
  6. Other examination aids not stated in the program.

ROOM ASSIGNMENT: Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Board Exam

PRC Room Assignments (CPA Exam – May 2019)

If you see a “Now Available!” note beside the exam venue, it means the PRC already released the list for that province or city and you may now view the room assignment. If it is not yet available, the PRC is still finalizing the school and classroom details. We will update this post once the official Room Assignments are released.

Here are additional useful tips we suggest you follow before the exam.

1. You’ll notice that even in just one school, several buildings and classrooms will be used as testing centers. To make sure that you proceed to the correct location, write down and take note of the exact Building, Classroom, and Seat Number assigned to you.

2. Before the day of the board exam, find out the address of the school or venue where you’ll be taking the exam. Research the actual location using Google Maps or a guide map to determine how to get there.

3. Better yet, try visiting the venue a few days before the board exam! Doing so will help you discover the best transportation or routes to take. If you simulate going to the venue beforehand, you’ll also have an idea how long it will take you to reach the exam center from your place. This allows you to change your transportation plans, if needed.

4. On the day of the exam, don’t be late! According to the PRC, examinees who will be late will NOT BE ALLOWED to take the board exam. We suggest you arrive at the exam venue at least one (1) hour before the start of the exam. This gives you enough time to locate the building, classroom, and seat number assigned to you.

What happens if you did not show up or weren’t able to take the boards? The answer is in this article: I registered but I did not take the board exam.

MANILA: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in Manila for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT-MANILA (Address: MENDIOLA ST., MANILA)
  • FAMILY CLINIC INC. COLLEGES (Address: A. H. LACSON ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • HOLY TRINITY ACADEMY (Address: CALABASH ROAD, BALIC-BALIC, SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • LA CONSOLACION COLLEGE-MANILA (Address: MENDIOLA ST., SAN MIGUEL, MANILA)
  • PERPETUAL HELP COLLEGE-MANILA (Address: V. CONCEPCION ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • P. GOMEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: P. GUEVARRA ST., STA. CRUZ, MANILA)
  • PHILIPPINE COLLEGE OF CRIMINOLOGY (Address: SALES ST., STA. CRUZ, MANILA)
  • ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (Address: E. RODRIGUEZ SR. AVENUE, QUEZON CITY)
  • ST. JUDE COLLEGE (Address: DON QUIJOTE ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


MANILA (REMOVALS): CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

For the Removal Exams, here are the schools to be used as testing centers:

  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT-MANILA (Address: MENDIOLA ST., MANILA)
  • HOLY TRINITY ACADEMY (Address: CALABASH ROAD, BALIC-BALIC, SAMPALOC, MANILA)
  • ST. JUDE COLLEGE (Address: DON QUIJOTE ST., SAMPALOC, MANILA)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.


MANILA (PWD): CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

For PWD examinees, the following school will be used as testing center:

  • P. GOMEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Address: P. GUEVARRA ST., STA. CRUZ, MANILA)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.


BAGUIO: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 – Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in Baguio City for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • EASTER COLLEGE, INC. (Address: GUISAD ROAD, BAGUIO CITY)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO (Address: GEN. LUNA ROAD, BAGUIO CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CAGAYAN DE ORO (CDO): CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • CAPITOL UNIVERSITY (Address: CORRALES EXT., CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY)

Please wait a few seconds for the PDF file to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


CEBU: CPA Board Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here’s the school to be used as testing center in Cebu City for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHINMA (Address: URGELLO ST., CEBU CITY – NEAR AZNAR COLISEUM)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


DAVAO: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here’s the school to be used as testing center in Davao City for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO – Accountancy and Engineering Bldg (Address: MATINA, DAVAO CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


ILOILO: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in Iloilo City for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • ILOILO DOCTORS’ COLLEGE (Address: West Timawa, Molo, Iloilo City)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


LEGAZPI: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here are the schools to be used as testing centers in Legazpi City for the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • BICOL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (Address: EM’S BARRIO, LEGAZPI CITY ALBAY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


TACLOBAN: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here is the school that will be used as testing center in Tacloban in the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • LEYTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Address: LINO GONZAGA AVENUE, TACLOBAN CITY)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


TUGUEGARAO: CPA Exam Room Assignment 2019 Now Available!

Here is the school that will be used as testing center in Tuguegarao, Cagayan in the upcoming May 2019 CPA Board Exam.

  • TUGUEGARAO CITY SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Address: MABINI STREET, TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN)

To view your exact room assignment, please wait a few seconds for the PDF file below to load completely. If the file won’t display properly, simply refresh or reload this page. Sometimes it takes two or three page refreshes to completely load the Room Assignments PDF file.

If you find any errors in the spelling of your name, school, date of birth, or application number, please contact the Application Division of the PRC office nearest you to request a correction of these errors. Alternatively, on the exam day itself, you may approach the proctors or room watchers to request to rectify the errors.


10 Tips to Pass the CPA Exam

Do you want some tips to help you pass the CPA exam?

Without a doubt, passing the CPA Licensure Exam (CPALE) requires tons of preparation, hard work, persistence, and determination. You will surely do your part. You will study long hours, read a lot of books, and answer hundreds of pages of reviewers.

But do you want to hear useful tips, this time straight from those who already passed the CPA boards? Here’s our collection of the best insights and tips from CPA passers and topnotchers themselves!

Check out and adopt the following tips which we compiled from I Will Pass CPA Exam group and Accounting Coach Philippines group on Facebook.

Tip #1: Claim it, you will be a CPA!

Tips How to Pass CPA Board Exam

“Start thinking that you are a CPA and you are a great person. Yes, you are!

Being a CPA is not a know-it-all stuff. So if you haven’t gone through some topics yet, that’s fine! Stop cramming. Stop blaming yourself. Stop doubting that you’ll pass. Stop worrying.

Start claiming. Start telling yourself: “Congratulations, CPA!”

Start empowering fellow takers. Start thanking the Lord for passing. It’s normal that some of what others know, you don’t. But what you know is enough to nail it. 🙂

Practical tips:

1. Pray before taking the exam.
2. Declare that you will pass it.
3. Read the question first, so you would know how to come up with your solution.
4. Eliminate choices for higher chances of passing.
5. Trust your final answer.
6. Double-check after all questions have been answered.
7. Make sure to allot time to answer all questions. Do not consume so much time over the other questions.
8. After taking the subject, SMILE and FORGET.”

– From Patrick Naelgas

Tip #2: Adopt an effective study habit.

Tips How to Pass CPA Board Exam

“Each one of us has different studying styles and you should try to know which methods and techniques work best for you. What works for someone else may not work in the same way for you so it is better to first understand yourself and experiment on possible alternatives until you find your ideal study habit.

The next step is to consistently apply your study habit because it helps your brain commit to it. It will ease up the learning process because your brain will know when it should focus. Of course you can tweak your study habit from time to time based on your need, but you should not change the factors that make it effective for you.

Take note that there are several factors affecting study habits:

  • Interests/ hobbies – incorporate them in your mnemonics, keywords, and other means of associations
  • Environment – choose a quiet environment if introvert, study with friends if extrovert
  • Time of day – set study time when your brain is more active
  • Ability to focus – if you have a short attention span, try the “Pomodoro technique” (that is, breaking down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks”
  • Priorities – set your priorities first so that you know what to let go when time is not enough
  • Other external factors – manage them so that they will not interfere when you have to study”

– From Ariel Joseph Nipas (October 2016 CPALE Top 3)

Tip #3: Practice answering problems randomly.

Tips How to Pass CPA Board Exam

“Lahat ng nasa curriculum be sure na na-touch o nabasa o na-practice. Walang palagpasin kahit na isang topic.

Yung board exam parang typewriter font yun. Medyo mahirap basahin.

Tapos yung upuan, parang upuan na ginagamit sa school. Mag-practice ng ramdom. Huwag na magmemorize. Kalma lang. Iwas Facebook muna, cellphone at TV. Matulog ng 10:00 pm.

Mag-aral sa umaga. Ibuhos nyo na lahat kahit 1 month na lang. Mag-vitamin C. Lahat ng topic sa curriculum, i-summarize bawat representative na example dun. At paulit-ulit na i-practice. Huwag mag-focus sa napaka-comprehensive na problem. Pero kung maganda syang representative sa topic na yun, take it. GOD bless you!”

– From Francisco Besana

Tip #4: Don’t multi-task when solving sample exams.

Tips How to Pass CPA Board Exam

“I have come across many CPA candidates who just want to finish the exam, however, it is not so easy unless you emphasize understanding the concept.

– Give equal importance to learning the concept and applying them by practicing the questions. Divide your time rationally between study and doing questions.

– Practice questions as if you are taking the actual exam, that is, don’t multitask at that time.

– Make notes for the review material in your own words and keep reading them whenever you have time.”

– From Marian Minor

Tip #5: Don’t worry about the school you graduated from.

Tips How to Pass CPA Board Exam

“Wala yan sa school or prof. Pagdating mo ng review school, karamihan sa mga students halos wala pa din alam.

Why? Nasa student kasi. Nasa retention nila. The trick is to study very well.

Another tip: If may kakilala ka na mga reviewees or nagre-review, hiramin mo yung mga lecture slides or notes mismo nila. Doon ka mag-practice magsolve kasi mas comprehensive ang turo sa review school.

Mahihirapan ka if aasa ka lang sa textbook o sa turo ng prof. Ok din test banks, kaso di sila nagtuturo ng proper solution kaya mas ok mga reviewer books.”

– From Leon Genaro Naraga

Tip #6: Eliminate the wrong answers.

“Use the mathematical probability to your advantage. Instead of finding the correct answer, eliminate the wrong answers.

In a multiple choice with 5 options, eliminating 1 to 3 “wrong answers” improves your chances of getting the answer by 20% – 25% – 33% – 50%. Of course, do your best not to eliminate the CORRECT answer!”

– From Rizaldy Menor

Tip #7: Master Financial Accounting using these tricks.

“Here are my top 3 tips to ace Financial Accounting (FinAcc):

  • Know the definitions of terms used for a certain topic. It will help you understand the chapter easily.
  • Scan the end-of-chapter questions, to see what is asked and how it is asked.
  • Take note that FinAcc concepts have few subtopics:
    • (a) recognition criteria, or when to record and recognize a transaction;
    • (b) measurement criteria, or what amount will be used to record the transaction, this has two parts – initial measurement, and subsequent measurement or valuation; and
    • (c) presentation and disclosure – which includes composition type of problems.

It’s advisable to study the theory part first. Read the Theory of Accounts (TOA) of Valix Question & Answer Portion, take down notes, or better yet, make a concept map out of your understanding, then answer the MQC in Valix’s TOA.

After the conceptual understanding, solve Valix’s “Practical Accounting 1” that has a lot of common MCQ questions with his textbooks. Solve and figure out why your answer is different from the given solution.

Every mistake means only one of three things: (1) carelessness in solving, (2) poor reading comprehension, (3) misunderstanding of the concepts.

Learn from your mistakes, update your notes, and practice, practice, practice for mastery.”

– From Hilario Tan

Tip #8: Don’t compare performance with your peers.

“Yung regret ko nung nagre-review ako, lagi ko kino-compare ung sarili ko sa ibang reviewees (pre-board, school, credentials).

Minsan nalilihis yung focus ko sa review ng topics mismo. Siyempre, nasayang yung oras ko at atensyon. Yung na-realize ko, after ko mag-take ng boards, walang paki yung board exam kung cum laude ka ba sa undergrad. Basta maipasa mo, magiging CPA ka pa rin on your own terms.”

– From Kevin Monserate Auditor 

Tip #9: Isipin mo kung kanino mo inaalay ang pagiging CPA.

“Para kanino mo ba ginagawa ang lahat ng ito? Hindi ka magsasawang gawin ang isang bagay if you know na may pag-aalayan ka nito.

Pwedeng kay God, to give Him glory. Or to your Family, sukli sa hardships and sacrifices nila. Siblings, for them to have someone na they could look up to. Or partner, na maging proud sa iyo.”

– From Danielle Trabucon

Tip #10: Find out deep in your heart why you really want to be a CPA.

“Bakit gusto mong maging CPA? Pag nasagot mo yan at nasa puso mo, you know what to do.

Pray. Pero hindi puro dasal lang. Kailangan mo ring mag aral. Kung magdadasal ka nga nang magdadasal hindi ka naman nagbasa, ano isasagot mo? Sabi nga ng favorite reviewer ko, “Pray as if you don’t study and study as if you don’t pray.”

Kung nagawa mo n lahat ng dapat mong gawin at feeling mo kulang pa rin, kasi wala naman talgang 100% ready pag nag-eexam, si GOD na bahala magpunan nun. Basta also do your part.”

– From Mel Ervin Reyes Ricafort 

CPA Board Exam Coverage 2019

The general topics included in the CPA Licensure Exam (CPALE) are the following. You may find the detailed topics for each section below in the succeeding PDF files, sourced from the Board of Accountancy (BoA).

  • I. Auditing
  • II. Management Advisory Services
  • III. Taxation
  • IV. Regulatory Framework for Business Transactions
  • V. Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • VI. Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (AFAR)

As per BOA Resolution No. 114 Series of 2016, the individual subjects in the CPA Boards shall be composed of two (2) parts with the corresponding percentage weights.

SUBJECTTHEORETICALPRACTICAL / COMPETENCE
Auditing50%50%
Management Advisory Services30%70%
Taxation30%70%
Regulatory Framework for Business Transactions70%30%
Financial Accounting and Reporting30%70%
Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting30%70%

TRAIN Law, PFRS 9, and PFRS 15 in CPALE 2019

Also according to BOA, the CPA Examinations in May 2019 and October 2019 shall cover both the new and old provisions of certain laws and standards. Takers of the CPA Board Exam should thus be knowledgeable on the new as well as the old provisions of the following three (3) topics since questions on these will be given in the appropriate subjects, i.e. Taxation and Advanced Financial Reporting (AFAR).

To reiterate, the May 2019 and October 2019 CPA board exams shall include the new and old provisions of the following three (3) topics:

  • Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law
  • PFRS 9 on “Financial instruments”
  • PFRS 15 on “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”

Beginning the May 2020 CPA Licensure Exam, only the new provisions will be covered and included in such exam.

Topics included in CPA Exam 2019

Here you may view the CPA exam topics syllabi and table of specifications which will be implemented effective May 2019 CPALE and thereafter. These files are sourced from the Board of Accountancy (BoA) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).



Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about FAR topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


AFAR – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (AFAR) topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


Management Accounting & Services (MAS) – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about MAS topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


Auditing – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about Auditing topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


Taxation – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about TAX topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


RFBT – Topics included in CPALE

See below detailed information about Regulatory Framework for Business Transactions (RFBT) topics included in the CPA board exam, including number of questions or exam items, percentage weights by topic, and competencies / outcomes to be tested.


Prayer for CPA Board Exam Takers

Looking for inspiration and divine guidance? Take refuge in this prayer to help CPA exam takers like you.

“Almighty Father,

Guide me and be with me as I take this exam

Inspire me to be calm, confident, and clever.

Help me concentrate and clear my mind

Remove my anxiety and relieve me of stress.

Grant me the wisdom to remember what I studied

And discernment to know the answers that are right.

Provide me strength to pass this challenge

Help me conquer this accounting exam.

I now lay down before you my nerves and fears

Please endow me your peace and warm my heart.

I pray for my success in this exam

All for the glory of God.

Amen.”