CPA Course Details Fee Duration (Eligibility Salary)

CPA Course Details : CPA Course demand has been rising over the Years. The CPA Course is considered one of the best options for a successful career. CPA also offers relatively higher salary and career prospectus. In this Article, we will cover complete details regarding the CPA Course, What is the Eligibility for CPA registration and what is the course fee. Students can also see our earlier post on CFA and Stock Markets.

CPA Course Details

CPA exam is one of the largest certification programs in the world. Therefore, it certainly gives and provides value to the Charterholders who pass it.

The curriculum of CPA isn’t complex, but it is vast. The challenge is to manage your time while studying and working. Passing the CPA while working (especially without support from your employer) demonstrates personal determination and commitment to finance.

Eligibility for CPA

The Eligibility to apply for CPA Course is different for each State in the United States.

CPA Course Structure

To put it simple, There are 4 papers which you need to clear in a time frame of 18 months. The CPA Exam is a computer-based test comprised of four sections.

The Four Papers in CPA Course are:

  1. Auditing and Attestation
  2. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)
  3. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
  4. Regulation (REG)

CPA Exam Format

The current CPA exam takes a total of 14 hours for all four parts. The exam for the four subjects is explained in the following table.

Paper Duration Questions
Auditing and Attestation (AUD) 4 Hours 90 questions
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) 3 Hours 72 questions
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) 4 Hours 90 questions
Regulation (REG) 3 Hours 72 questions


CPA Course Fee Details

The Total Fee that you may need to spend on CPA Course will come down to $3,000. The details are provided in the following table.

CPA Fee Structure


CPA For Chartered Accountants

CPA along with CA helps in understanding the global perspective. It’s really helpful in managing multinational corporations and gives you a composite knowledge. Decision making ability improves a lot.

CPA after CA

Join a CPA partner in India. An institute like Miles, Cocncorde or Edupristine will guide you well. Be ready to travel to Dubai or US to give your exams (You will either have to visit the USA to appear for the exams or from other CPA exam centres in other countries. For India, nearest and cheapest is Dubai.).

CPA Salary

The average salary being offered to people who have cleared both CA and CPA are:

Year Salary ($)
2012 $ 75,000
2013 $ 90,000
2014 $ 82,000
2015 $ 80,000
2016 $ 86,000