About Certified Audit Exam (CAE)

CFST Initial Certification – Examination

Audience: CPAs who have completed the initial training course (CATR).

Objective: To ensure that certified auditors possess the knowledge and skills to successfully perform certified audits for the Florida Department of Revenue.

Course Level: Advanced

Format: Self study with proctored examination

Subject Area: Taxes


  • Florida sales and use tax law
  • Standard Industry Guides
  • Standard Audit Program
  • Administrative procedures

Prerequisite: Must have completed the two and a half day seminar (CATR).

Advance Preparation: Study/review CATR course materials and participant notes.

Amount of CPE Credit: Up to 20 hours of Technical Business CPE credit after passing the certified audit examination with a 70 or above.


  • Initial exam – $125
  • Retake – $100

Date: Open

Florida Institute of CPAs
325 West College Avenue

To register: Call (850) 224-2727 ext. 419 or (800) 342-3197 ext. 419 (in Florida only) or e-mail MSC@ficpa.org for more information.

For more information regarding FICPA CPE policies for self-study such as complaint and refund, contact the Member Services at MSC@ficpa.org.