During December 2019, the AICPA released an Exposure Draft and Invitation to Comment: Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Examination based on a practice analysis conducted during 2019. Among the proposed changes to the CPA exam, the level of governmental accounting content tested in the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA exam would be reduced, with the potential removal of governmental accounting material altogether. The following is the comment letter submitted to the AICPA on behalf of the Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section of the American Accounting Association, which opposes the proposed changes.

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