Are you worried about research simulations? Don't be.
The AICPA offers a free resource to help you prepare once you receive your NTS (notice to schedule), available by registering here:
The online access bundle includes:
- AICPA Professional Standards [AUD]
- FASB Original Pronouncements [FAR]
- FASB Accounting Standards Codification (effective on the CPA Examination, January 1, 2011) [FAR]
Who's eligible for FREE access to complete (searchable) professional literature?
Only candidates who have applied to take the CPA exam, and have been deemed eligible by state boards of accountancy (as designated by receiving a NTS), will receive access to this package of professional literature.
How long can I have access?
6 months. We suggests that you activate your free six-month subscription when you start preparing to take the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) exam.
Will the user interface be the same as on the exam?
No, but it will be similar and have an active search function.
What if I don't have a valid NTS yet?
The "basic view" of the codification available for free to all accounting professionals, but it does not have a search function. If you are ineligible to receive these resources from NASBA (you don't have a current NTS) or your 6 month access has expired, you can still sign-up for the "basic view" here to have access to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification:
What about Regulation (REG)?
Another great resource to prepare for regulation (REG) is available from the Legal Information Institute by the Cornell School of Law, which offers a searchable U.S. Code.