How many thousands of hours did it take you to earn your Canadian designation?
Now you can add a U.S. CPA to your credentials by simply investing in the USCPA-NOW Comprehensive IQEX Program. The materials include a 350-page study binder containing text and over one thousand practice questions and detailed solutions, and reasonable email/telephone support from course developer Henry Zimmer. All of this will suffice as a stand-alone home-study program.
After completing an initial review of the study binder, you only need to commit about 75 hours of study.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the U.S. offers qualified Canadian CPAs (and Irish, Mexican, New Zealand, Australian, Scottish, South African and Hong Kong CAs/CPAs) a 4-hour International Qualifying Examination (IQEX) consisting of 76 multiple-choice questions and 8 short task-based simulations. Please see the Exam Application page. The exam may now be taken at your convenience throughout the year at a Prometric Center anywhere you wish in Canada (most major cities) or the U.S. Upon passing, you will be eligible to join one of 45 State Boards as a CPA.
It doesn't matter when you received your Canadian CPA designation. There is no testing of Accounting or Auditing. 100% of the material covers U.S. Tax, Law and CPA Ethics. It is strongly recommended that you start your studies as soon as possible to avoid the need to cram.
Believe it or not, the topics comprise an enjoyable learning experience and, with some directed preparation, you will be successful.
The USCPA-NOW Comprehensive Program includes everything you will need to prepare for IQEX. There is no need to obtain any other study aids whatsoever!