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If you're looking to prepare for a Portland CPA Exam prep course, Varsity Tutors is the solution you've been seeking. For those aspiring to be a Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the CPA exam is one of the final hurdles to being licensed to practice public accountancy. Whether you're fresh out of studies at University of Portland, Portland State University, or any of the other fine area educational institutions, you've already put in a lot of hours getting ready for the big day. This exam will assess whether those hours were enough. Signing up for a preparation course is a great way to feel more confident the answer is a yes.

What exactly does the CPA exam look like?

The CPA exam is one of the 'Three E's' - or education, examination, and experience - required to be a licensed CPA in the U.S. Passing the exam is required in all 55 jurisdictions in order to practice publicly. The test itself will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as an entry level CPA.

The exam itself is comprised of four 4-hour sections covering auditing and attestation, Business Environments and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation, including a battery of multiple-choice questions, task-based simulations, and, in the Business Environment section, written communication assessments. All four sections must be completed successfully with a minimum score of 75 in an 18-month window to satisfy licensing requirements. Specific topics that may be addressed include subjects like information technology, federal taxation of property transactions, select financial statement accounts, and operations management, among many others. To say the exam is challenging would be an understatement, which is why Portland CPA exam classes are in such high demand.

Why enroll in a Portland CPA exam course?

At this point, you've already spent a great deal of time and money preparing for a new career in accounting. Investing in an exam preparation course is a good way to shore up that investment and ready yourself for the big test day. There are three substantial benefits to doing so.

The most apparent benefit to enrolling in a Portland CPA exam class is making sure all the material you'll be tested on is fresh in your mind. Whether you need to brush up on your understanding of corporate governance or risk assessment, preparation classes can pull you out of the morass of coursework and give you the 20,000-foot perspective needed to refresh your memory on all the pertinent topics. Whether it's depth or breadth you need in your studies, these preparation classes can be invaluable.

Portland CPA exam courses are also helpful in that they help you get used to the examination structure. Even if you're coming at it fresh off of degree work, the specific structure of the CPA exam can trip up the best of students if they're not prepared for it. From acclimating to time constraints to developing strategies for tackling specific kinds of questions, taking a preparation class gives you a chance to practice demonstrating your expertise within the framework required by the exam structure, putting you in a strong position going into the days of the exam.

It's important to remember that performing well on exams like these is a psychological challenge, as well. That's part of why CPA exam classes are so useful. No matter how long we've been working towards a goal, it can be easy to get in our own way when we're approaching the finish line, with panic sinking in ahead of exams like these. By signing up for a prep class, students can mentally prepare for the challenge ahead, comfortable in the knowledge that they've done everything they could to get themselves ready.

How can you enroll in a Portland CPA exam course?

Don't hesitate to reach out to the educational consultants with Varsity Tutors. Students at this juncture are often concerned about how to fit in preparation with their busy schedule, but because these Portland CPA exam classes are conducted entirely online, you can cut out the travel and complete the work from the comfort of your own home. There are a number of options to choose from in terms of timing. Whether you're a morning person, a night owl, or a weekend warrior, there's a prep class time slot that will work for you. New sections open up every month, and you can choose whether a two-week or four-week option will best suit your needs. Contact Varsity Tutors today to enroll in a flexible, comprehensive Portland CPA exam course today!

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