How long does it take to receive the package from the board from mail?

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    Jennyhavetopass
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    I passed all four sections of the cpa exam. I am researching what to do next.
    Many people said that the state board will mail a congratulation package with steps of how to get licensed.
    Should I wait for the package before taking the ethic exam?

    By the way, what do you use to study for the ethic exam? Can I get material online for free?

    Thanks for replying!!

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    Sam
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    Congrats!

    I haven't ever heard that, only getting the certificate in the mail once you finish all the licensing steps. I passed in August and got licensed in October, and I still haven't gotten anything in the mail. The timeline they gave was 2-3 months after being officially licensed.

    You purchase the study materials from the AICPA, and that includes the “exam” at the end. Mine was a little more than 40 MCQs. It's open book and you have multiple attempts. It took me about 6 hours one afternoon and passed it on the first attempt. To my knowledge there's no time limit either. Super simple and straightforward, I found it hard to believe that it was the same group that creates the CPA exams.

    BEC - 90 (7/19, 8 weeks)
    FAR - 78 (10/19, 10 weeks)
    AUD - 75 (12/19, 8 weeks)
    REG - 90 (7/20, ~12 weeks, split up)

    Ethics - 97 (~6 hours to go through the material & take the quiz)
    Licensed in Virginia (10/20, ~1.5 weeks to process after submitting everything)

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    Jennyhavetopass
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    @Sam Wow! Congrats to you too!!! Thanks for telling me ! I feel relief after reading your comment. I hope my ethic exam is easy.
    Are you referring to the $199 professional conduct material?
    This one below:
    https://future.aicpa.org/cpe-learning/course/professional-ethics-the-american-institute-of-certified-public-accountants-comprehensive-course-for-lic

    Did you find all the require paper work from the state board ? I saw online that people receive mail package with all the forms.

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    calvinus
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    No need to wait. The key is to submit everything the first time to avoid any delay, because in my case (CA) they would only review the application periodically (like once a month), not every time you submitted additional documentation.

    The ethics exam is super easy and comes with everything you need to pass it.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 78
    REG - 75
    Oh I left it all with Jesus long ago
    #3189314 Reply
    Fresh
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    Take CA Ethics immediately. The CA BOA directs all their phone calls to an IT guy in the CBA and don't take phone calls anymore during COVID-19. Submit everything once, get your firm(s) to sign off by emailing it to them (they don't check their mail all the time). Good luck.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The Real Slim Shady
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    Sam
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    Jenny – yes that course. And yes I just downloaded and printed the forms from the website – may vary by state by mine was the work-hours requirement, the CPE certification, and the extra credits to reach 150 if the board doesn't already have them all (just have the transcript sent to them). I sent it all together after I got the ethics certificate as well.

    BEC - 90 (7/19, 8 weeks)
    FAR - 78 (10/19, 10 weeks)
    AUD - 75 (12/19, 8 weeks)
    REG - 90 (7/20, ~12 weeks, split up)

    Ethics - 97 (~6 hours to go through the material & take the quiz)
    Licensed in Virginia (10/20, ~1.5 weeks to process after submitting everything)

    #3192017 Reply
    AGI
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    I've only heard NASBA will send you a YAY letter. Take ethics immediately. Depends on your state, file for license immediately if you qualifies. NJ allows you to take the Ethic exams before or after being license (within a certain time frame). So you might as well skip the line wait for the license while you study.

    I waiting 4 months for my license.

    NY - CPA
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