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FSU Accounting Competency Exam

In accordance with social distancing protocols associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSU Accounting Competency Exam has been moved to an online-accessible format and will not be administered at the Testing Center at this time.

Exam structure and registration

The Accounting Competency Exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions, based on concepts from the Introduction to Financial Accounting course (ACG 2021).

To register for the exam, please contact Amy Roach (aroach@fsu.edu) so that you can be enrolled into the “Accounting Competency Exam" organization site in Canvas. Once you complete the exam, please again notify Amy Roach; you will find your exam grades posted in the same Canvas site.

Exam proctoring and support

Currently, this exam is only administered online through Honorlock. Students needing help accessing the Canvas site should contact FSU’s Canvas Support team. Students needing Honorlock support, use the Honorlock chat or contact them via email at support@honorlock.com or phone 1-844-243-2500.

Accounting Competency Exam Requirements

As detailed in the College of Business's Accounting Competency Exam Requirements document (last updated: August 3, 2020):

Students wishing to register for ACG 3101 and ACG 3341 must (1) pass both ACG 2021 and ACG 2071 with a grade of B or better, and (2) pass an Accounting Competency examination with a grade of 70% or better. For students in the FSU ACG 2021 class, the Accounting Competency material is embedded in the course as a final exam. Students transferring ACG 2021 (or its acceptable equivalent) from another university must register for the FSU Accounting Competency Exam.

Students needing to take the competency exam will have one attempt to pass the exam with a 70% or better. Students who do not pass the competency exam but still wish to be an Accounting major must retake ACG 2021 at FSU and pass the final exam with a 70% or better. Students must achieve a 70% or better on either the FSU Accounting Competency Exam or the FSU ACG 2021 final exam in enough time to meet the Term 5 milestone (the completion of ACG 3101 with a C or better and ACG 3341 with a C- or better). Students who do not pass the competency exam or the FSU ACG 2021 final exam with a 70% or better in enough time to complete the Term 5 milestone may not proceed with the Accounting major and should speak with their academic advisors regarding their options within the College of Business.

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