CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Prepare yourself for a boundless career

As per the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), accounting and auditing professionals earn 10-15% more if they have a CPA license; and The Department of Labor and Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will grow faster than the average for all occupations, through the years till 2024. The number of actively licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) is around 680,000. CPAs are in more demand than ever before – and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

Conquering the CPA Exam and obtaining the CPA license allows individuals to stand out, as potential employers are often impressed with accountants who earn this highly coveted title. The CPA certificate is divided into four examination parts. Passing these exams is the most important step to becoming a licensed CPA.

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Parts Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) Auditing and Attestation (AUD) Regulation (REG) Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
Topics covered
  • Conceptual framework and financial reporting
  • Select financial statements accounts
  • Select transactions
  • State and local governments
  • Ethics, professional responsibilities and general principles
  • Assessing risk and developing a planned response
  • Performing further procedures and obtaining evidence
  • Forming conclusions and reporting
  • Ethics, professional responsibilities, and federal tax procedures
  • Business law
  • Federal taxation of property transactions
  • Federal taxation of individuals
  • Federal taxation of entities
  • Corporate governance
  • Economic concepts and analysis
  • Financial management
  • Information systems and communications
  • Operations management
Exam hours 4 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours
Exam format 66 multiple choice questions and eight task-based simulations 72 multiple choice questions and eight task-based simulations 76 multiple choice questions and eight task-based simulations 62 multiple choice questions, four task-based simulations and three written communications tasks
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) 50% 50% 50% 50%
Task-based simulations (TBSs) 50% 50% 50% 35%
Written communication tasks N/A N/A N/A 15%
Exam windows From Jan 1 to Mar 10
From Apr 1 to Jun 10
From Jul 1 to Sep 10
From Oct 1 to Dec 10

Schedule, dates and timing of upcoming batches for our CPA courses in Dubai

We offer you the flexibility to start this journey with any of the below available parts and dates. Once a part is selected, the following parts must be taken in order.

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Classes will be held every Sunday and Tuesday from 6:00 pm till 9:30 pm

How to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Pass the CPA exams
    • Upon passing the CPA Exam, you will receive your CPA certificate. This is not a license to practice
  • Complete the educational and work experience requirements mandated by the state board of accountancy of the State in which you registered
    • By enrolling with Meirc, candidates get access to Wiley’s Gold CPA Review Course which provides them free professional support regarding the State licensing requirements
  • CPA candidates agree to abide by AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
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Things you should know about the CPA exam

  • Eligibility to sit for the CPA Exam is determined by the state board of accountancy in each of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions, however the general requirement is that the candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or 120 college credit hours
  • Candidates can sit for any part at any time, no specific order to be followed
  • The four CPA exam parts must be completed within 18 months of the first exam date
    • If 18 months have passed without completing all 4 parts, candidates start losing the exams that were completed before the 18 months period
  • CPA exam results are sent by email within 10 – 20 days from completing the exam
  • Each part is graded on a scale of 0 to 99. The minimum passing score is 75
  • In case of failing an exam, candidates may register for the same exam right after receiving the result
  • There is no limit to the number of times the candidate can retake the CPA exam

Your Investment

Achieving this milestone requires investment of time and money. We count on you for allocating the required time. As for money, Meirc stands ready to support with discounts and scholarships for certain eligible candidates. Call us to enquire about financial support.

Time
  • 1 - 2 years to complete the four parts, on average
  • Time limit of 18 months to complete all four parts, otherwise oldest part gets forfeited
  • Candidates spend an average of 120 hours preparing for each CPA exam part
  • It is suggested you start studying at least 3 months before the exam date
  • To help you start preparing early, Meirc will provide you with access to training material once you register
Fees
  • AED 5,000/- per part (Including VAT)
  • AED 19,000/- full parts (Including VAT)
  • Includes
    • Study material
    • Live classes
    • Class refreshments and snacks

How can Meirc help you prepare for the CPA exam

We are here to help you study at your own pace. Meirc offers multiple study options with one goal in mind, which is you passing the exam.

Live classes

Meirc looks forward to receive you as a participant in one of its scheduled batches, run by hand-picked subject matter experts, practitioners, and technical trainers in the field

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Self-study and access to study material

Meirc would guarantee providing finest books and backup learning tools to help you on passing the exam, even if based on self-study

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In-house

Meirc is willing to customize the learning experience to you and your team members right at your office premises, or in one of Meirc’s state-of-art training rooms

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Are you still unsure?

Deciding to earn the CPA qualification can be a life changing milestone that require strong commitment, but which can take your career to the next level. If you are still hesitant, or unsure about how to proceed, one of our experts can call you and discuss the qualification that best fits your profile, or simply fill out our Qualifications Selector tool and we will email you our recommendation.

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Certified Public Accountant

As per the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), accounting and auditing professionals earn 10-15% more if they have a CPA license; and The Department of Labor and Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will grow faster than the average for all occupations, through the years till 2024. The number of actively licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) is around 680,000. CPAs are in more demand than ever before – and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

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