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CPA Board of Examiners seeks volunteers

 

April 2013

The Board of Examiners (BOE), a senior AICPA committee, is accepting applications until May 15 for the 2013–2014 volunteer year, which begins in October.

The AICPA creates, administers, and scores the Uniform CPA Examination, which is a requirement for licensure. The BOE oversees the exam’s development and scoring; ensures that the exam is consonant with entry-level knowledge and skill requirements of CPAs; and represents the exam to state boards of accountancy and the profession. The 18-member BOE comprises CPAs, state board regulators, psychometricians, and educators. It represents a cross-section of the CPA profession, with members from the Big Four, industry, academia, and government.

The BOE committee structure includes:

State Board Committee. This panel includes state board executive directors and chairs and serves as the communication link between the BOE and the 55 state and territory boards of accountancy.

Content Committee. This panel is composed entirely of CPAs, with four subcommittees representing each section of the exam, and is responsible for setting content policies and monitoring the development of examination content in accordance with BOE guidelines and policies.

Psychometric Oversight Committee. This panel is composed of Ph.D.s in educational measurement and psychometrics and oversees the psychometric integrity of the exam.

More information about the BOE and its committees is available at aicpa.org/cpa-exam. Those interested in volunteering for the BOE should visit aicpa.org and click “Volunteer” at the top of the page to access AICPA Volunteer Central.

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