Differentiate yourself from your peers — and your competitors — by demonstrating your commitment to performing the highest quality audits for this very specialized area of practice. Having a deep knowledge helps you provide the best possible insight for your clients and uphold your role of protecting the public interest.
The new Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate will be awarded as a digital badge that can be posted to your social media profiles and linked to your resume or email signature, providing maximum visibility for your achievement.
Developed by leading subject matter experts from the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plans Audit Quality Center, the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam tests your ability to plan, direct and report on these types of plan audits in accordance with the latest AICPA standards and Department of Labor and IRS requirements. The advanced level is designed for auditors with seven or more years of experience in performing and reviewing defined contribution plan audits. You can take a brief assessment to determine if your skills are best suited for this level.
How should you prepare for the exam?
Please note: You have one year to complete the exam. Once begun, the exam must be completed in one sitting and you will have 3.5 hours to complete all of the questions. If you don’t pass the exam the first time, you will have one opportunity to retake the exam for free as part of your initial purchase within the 365 day timeframe. If both attempts are not completed within the 365 day timeframe, another two exam attempts will need to be purchased. Participants are able to purchase an unlimited number of exams.
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