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That One Time at the CPA Exam

by Journal of Accountancy | Oct 20, 2017   ()

A funny thing happened on the way to the exam … CPAs look back at exam experiences, many of which are amusing (now). 

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As a soon-to-be graduating senior at the College of William & Mary, I took the CPA Exam in May 1978, along with my classmates, at the Norfolk Scope Arena. It was a two-and-a-half-day, four-part exam back then, if I recall correctly. There were about 500 test-takers, all diligently working away. The first day of the exam, about a half hour in, one of the doors opening down onto the convention center floor suddenly crashed open with a huge noise. Someone, who had obviously overslept, almost fell down the stairs in his rush to get onto the floor to be seated and started. It was a great icebreaker. The test takers on the floor roared with laughter. I, along with my friends, managed to pass the exam.

David B. Tatge, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Washington, D.C.

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