CPA Canada has now extended the prior IQEX Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with NASBA/AICPA in the U.S. until October 31, 2017 for LEGACY CAs/CPAs who have passed the Canadian UFE and are members in good standing with their Provincial Institutes.
CPA Canada is hopeful that a new long-term agreement will be in place by that time that will include recent CPA graduates and those who obtained their CPA designations via the merger.
LEGACY CPAs may now register with NASBA on or before October 31, 2017. If you qualify, you may write IQEX in 2017. Updated USCPA-NOW course materials are now available for the new 4-hour exam in April/May, July/August, or October/November. You may also register for the live courses in Toronto or Vancouver in preparation for the July/August or October/November IQEX offerings.
If you are a Legacy CPA, I strongly recommend that you take IQEX in 2017. All three remaining testing periods this year will encompass the current U.S. Income Tax Rules. You will not have to deal with the likely confusion resulting from a proposed tax system overhaul by President Trump.
If you are a recent graduate of the Canadian Professional Education Program or have received your designation via the CGA/CMA/CA merger, you will NOT be eligible to write IQEX in 2017. (Even if a favorable long-term agreement is signed in late September or October, you would not have sufficient time to prepare.)
My Comprehensive IQEX Program is also appropriate for Irish, Mexican, New Zealand, and Australian CAs and Hong Kong CPAs. A number of Hong Kong CPAs who have a good comprehension of written English have already successfully taken this course. There are no essays to write on the exam. USCPA-NOW will absorb the entire Priority Mail costs from the U.S. to Hong Kong or Mainland China.
Combine a world-recognized accounting designation with your professional educational responsibilities
Includes all course materials shipped to you upon registration and a 2-day weekend program in Toronto or Vancouver in May/June or September, as well as reasonable email and/or telephone support with course developer Henry Zimmer FCPA (Alberta), CPA (AZ Ret.). The live course provides 14 hours of Continuing Professional Education and the required home study needed to pass the exam is approximately an additional 75 hours.
If you are unable to attend a live session, I provide a guided self-study program at a reduced fee which includes reasonable email and/or telephone support. The home-study program will qualify registrants for around 60-75 hours of Continuing Professional Education.
The USCPA-NOW 2017 materials now include an analysis and discussion of the 26 most likely topics to be tested by the 8 Task Based Simulations which comprise 50% of the exam.