Preparing to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam or applying for CPA licensure? Here are resources designed to help you achieve your career goals, including webcasts, job board, discounts on exam review courses and more. What’s more—CPA candidates are eligible for one year of FREE membership in CalCPA

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Candidate Events

The goal of every CalCPA event specifically tailored to candidates is to serve the needs of you and others like you who are pursuing a career in accounting and preparing for the CPA exam. Whether it be at the local chapter level, in a regional setting or as a statewide virtual offering, these events will provide you the tools to rock the CPA exam and better prepare you for life after licensure. CalCPA events and resources ensure all candidates within California achieve at the highest-level and makes certain they set the gold standard across the profession. CalCPA stands ready to help you on your journey for whatever’s next.

2022 AICPA Fall Council Open

Accounting and finance professionals continue to help people, businesses and communities rise, adapt and thrive in a dynamic and disruptive world.

CPA Exam Preparation Course Discounts for CalCPA Members

As a member of CalCPA, take advantage of special discounts on select CPA exam preparation courses today!


Complete Pro Becker CPA Exam Review Program for CalCPA members for $2,793.

Gleim Exam Prep

Gleim Exam Review
CalCPA Student Members receive a minimum of 20% off all Gleim Exam Prep programs.

MDS CPA Review

MDS CPA Review
MDS CPA Review offers both ongoing and special discounts.

Ongoing Discount: As a member of the California Society of CPAs, you can purchase our full program at a discount of 40% off the standard price.*

Ongoing Discount: We also have 2 programs designed for college/university students.

Extended Access: While in school, you can purchase your MDS course now to get a head start on studying. We will give you access to the program for the remainder of your time in school plus 2 years after graduation. This includes free updates to the materials.

Student Ambassador: During your junior or senior year, if you encourage other students to try MDS using a given discount code, when a 4-part review course is purchased using that code, you’ll be given free, 2-year access to the full 4-part review course yourself.

Special Discount: Check this link for current special discounts:

*Note: Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or with our financing plan, and they are not available for purchase of either single parts or the subscription plan.

Ninja CPA Review

One free month of NINJA CPA Review. Must show proof of CalCPA membership.

UWorld | Roger CPA Review

UWorld Roger CPA Review
50% off our Elite Course with the code: HA21


50% Discount on all test prep programs:

Video Resources for Students and CPA Candidates

CPA Evolution is Coming

The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

New Model for CPA Licensure; Expected to Launch in 2024

NASBA and the AICPA carefully reviewed all of the feedback received, studied other professions’ licensure models and considered multiple options for updates to the licensure model before developing the below approach, which we expect to launch in 2024. We believe this approach is responsive to stakeholder input and propels the profession into the future.

The new model is a core + disciplines licensure model. The model starts with a deep and strong core in accounting, auditing, tax and technology that all candidates would be required to complete. Then, each candidate would choose a discipline in which to demonstrate deeper skills and knowledge. Regardless of chosen discipline, this model leads to full CPA licensure, with rights and privileges consistent with any other CPA. A discipline selected for testing would not mean the CPA is limited to that practice area.

This model:

  • Will enhance public protection by producing candidates who have the deep knowledge necessary to perform high-quality work, meeting the needs of organizations, firms and the public.
  • Is responsive to feedback, as it builds accounting, auditing, tax and technology knowledge requirements into a robust common core.
  • Reflects the realities of practice, requiring deeper proven knowledge in one of three disciplines that are pillars of the profession.
  • Is adaptive and flexible, helping to future-proof the CPA as the profession continues to evolve.
  • Results in one CPA license.

Learn more:
For more information about the proposed model and why our two organizations believe it is the best approach for CPA licensure, visit

California First Time CPA Licensure Guide

CalCPA has developed this brochure to inform candidates about the general format and administration of the Uniform CPA Exam. Certain information in the brochure is only applicable to exam candidates in California. Since state regulations vary, candidates are encouraged to apply to sit for the exam in the state in which they plan to practice. Anyone planning to take the Uniform CPA Exam should regularly review the information posted to the websites listed below for updates.

Information compiled from AICPA, California Board of Accountancy and
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.