Becoming a CPA
There are so many resources out there - and so many organizations to keep track of. Here's a "cheat sheet" of who does what - and how they can help you.
Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA)
We're the membership organization for Connecticut CPAs, standing 6,000 members strong. We advocate for you, connect you with your peers, keep you informed, offer you quality education, and much more.
How can we help you?
We're happy to offer advice as you embark upon the path to becoming a CPA - as well as networking opportunities, career help, and invaluable CPA Exam review course discounts for our student and candidate pledges. Once you become certified, you can become a member and take advantage of many of our member benefits.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Connecticut State Board of Accountancy (SBOA)
The Connecticut State Board of Accountancy is the official regulatory body of the Connecticut CPA profession.
The SBOA oversees all licensure and maintenance of licenses and certificate. If you have questions regarding your official academic transcript, the CPA Exam, your annual CPE requirement and license/certificate renewal, peer review, or reciprocity, contact the State Board of Accountancy at 860-509-6179.
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
The AICPA is the national membership association for CPAs; the Institute is also responsible for the development and scoring of the Uniform CPA Exam. For more information, visit www.aicpa.org.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
NASBA is a national association working to "enhance the effectiveness of the country’s 55 state boards of accountancy." NASBA is also a part of the Uniform CPA Exam, as the association manages the National Candidate Database. The National Candidate Database helps all parties involved in the exam protect the personal data provided by candidates during the application and examination process and tracks all candidates' histories, from initial application to the grading of the examination. For more information, visit www.nasba.org.
Prometric handles the actual testing at authorized test centers throughout the country. You will schedule your exams through Prometric and take the test at the site. For more information, visit www.prometric.com.