Do you know what’s changed in the latest CPA Exam Blueprints?

Effective July 1, 2021

The latest AICPA Exams team's CPA Exam Blueprints (effective July 1, 2021) can be found right on the CPA Exam website. Below is a high-level overview of what’s changed, and we’ve also included links to resources for more detailed coverage of those changes.


  • Increased emphasis on understanding business processes
  • Great focus on having digital/data-driven mindset (analytics)
  • SOC reports


  • IFRS has been removed


  • Estate taxation has been removed

Additional resources

Check out this brief video on our YouTube channel where lead AICPA staff of each CPA Exam section discuss their section’s changes.

Listen on the go with the AICPA’s Next Stop: CPA podcast episode featuring the audio from the video above.

Read about the changes in this Journal of Accountancy article that breaks down the rationale behind them.

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