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54 Internet Exercise: Professional Certification Texas CPA EXAM: Requirements
You must meet the following qualifications to take the CPA exam.   Be of good moral character. Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a board-recognized United States college or university, or an equivalent degree as determined by board rule from an institution of higher education in another country.   Complete150 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of college credit. Complete 30 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level accounting courses from a board-recognized college or university, of which 15 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents must be in traditional faceto-face courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or tax research and analysis are required .  Complete 24 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level related business courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or business communications are required .    Complete a 3-semester-hourBoard-approved ethics course. The first step to determine your eligibility to take the CPA exam is to submit an Application of Intent. The website contains detailed information about these and other requirements to take the CPA exam and become a Texas CPA.

The CIA exam is offered in four parts.1. Acting as coaches. and problem-solving partners. risks and controls. . 2. and much more. IA members are entitled to free or specially priced guidance. Topics covered in the exam? The CIA exam tests your knowledge of current internal auditing practices. internal and external stakeholder advocates. What are the benefits? Internal auditing is a profession that allows you to touch every part of your organization. internal auditors interact with every aspect of the business from financials and operations to marketing to human resources. and services.55 Internet Exercise: Professional Certification Institute of Internal Auditors: 1. efficiency specialists. training. Just the process of preparing for the exam will enhance your professional insight and strengthen your grasp of The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). risk managers. each consisting of 90 multiplechoice questions. Many of the valuable opportunities available to IIA members are listed below. control experts.

Minimum Requirements to take the exam? Work Experience CIA candidates with a 4 year post secondary degree must obtain a minimum of 24 months of internal auditing experience or its equivalent. and audit planning. or operational). independence and objectivity. A completed Experience Verification Form is required. audit documentation and reporting. types of engagements (such as technology.Part 1: The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance. risk identification and management. financial. but will not be certified until all program requirements have been met. Part 2: Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement CIA exam Part 2 topics tested include steps for conducting audit engagements. International Management of Accountants 1. What are the benefits? . and Control CIA exam Part 1 topics tested include aspects of the IPPF. and follow-up procedures. A Masters degree can substitute for 12 of the required 24 months. fraud elements. Candidates may apply to the program and sit for the exam prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement. responsibilities of the internal audit activity. audit engagement tools. management controls. 3. Risk. governance concepts. Please refer to the Certification Candidate Handbook for more details.

2. Please reference the Education Qualification Section of the CMA Handbook. satisfy CPE requirements. Topics covered in the exam?  The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is the advanced professional certification specifically designed to measure the accounting and financial management skills that drive business performance. as well as professional ethics. Members also have exclusive—and free—access to IMA webinars.  Achieving the CMA credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning. Minimum Requirements to take the exam?   Membership in IMA. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management. and decision support. each of which qualifies for one hour of NASBA-approved CPE credit. More than 300 NASBA-approved courses cover topics from general finance and accounting standards to strategic management. analysis. . offering valuable knowledge for every stage of your career. and advance your career. 3. control.IMA offers a broad portfolio of professional development programs to enhance your effectiveness on the job. Conference programs and e-newsletters round out the IMA learning experience.

fraud schemes. internal controls to deter fraud and other auditing and accounting matters. white-collar crime. you must meet the following requirements:   Be an Associate Member of the ACFE in good standing Meet minimum Academic and Professional requirements . The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 4. Minimum Requirements to take the exam? Before you may apply to become a CFE. What are the benefits? Accepted worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in the antifraud profession."** 5. fraud risk assessment. you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts: basic accounting and auditing theory. occupational fraud. fraud prevention. 6. Topics covered in this section include crime causation. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the CMA exam. To pass Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes. the CFE Exam is administered via computer so that it can be taken at a time convenient for you. Topics covered in the exam? Members interested in earning the CFE credential are required to pass the CFE Exam. the CFE boasts a 25% salary premium* and has been identified as "the gold standard in the area of fraud. Fraud Prevention & Deterrence — tests your understanding of why people commit fraud and ways to prevent it. and the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics. Financial Transactions & Fraud Schemes — tests your comprehension of the types of fraudulent financial transactions incurred in accounting records. Containing 500 objective and true/false questions.

Becoming involved with your local chapter and attending ISACA events will allow you to make valuable connections with peers. many with a focus in IT assurance. ISACA also pursues publication exchanges with other organizations to provide our members with access to their research. you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals. control. share knowledge and discover new opportunities in your profession."Become better at your job. ISACA provides access to leading-edge research. both as an association and through its affiliated IT Governance Institute. governance and risk. interests and commitments. Minimum Requirements to take the exam? you must meet the following requirements:   Meet minimum Academic and Professional requirements Be of high moral character . security.  Be of high moral character Agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners The Informations System Audit and Control Association What are the benefits? ISACA professional members include IT and information systems professionals covering a range of titles and disciplines. "Networking is key to landing a new position— approximately 79% of new jobs are found through networking. As an ISACA member.

. Agree to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Professional Ethics of the ISACA.

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