What calculator can I take into the CPA exam?
You can take any calculator in to your exam, including a scientific calculator or a financial calculator, as long as it does not have any data storage or recording functions, and its primary purpose is a calculator.
CPA Australia will not provide you with a list of appropriate models, because there are so many to choose from. So, there is little point in contacting them or posting a question in the Ask the Expert forum.
Is my calculator for my CPA exam appropriate?
If the answer is yes – then, the calculator will be adequate. If not, then we’d recommend you invest in an appropriate calculator. [Note also that on onscreen scientific calculator is provided to you in your computer based or online proctored exam – check out the online exam demonstrations for more guidance here.]
You can buy a reasonable scientific calculator for under $30.
Here is an example of different types: