COVID-19: Emergency Testing Window Extension
In anticipation of the reopening of Prometric test centers and in response to the COVID-19 situation, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric have made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period. We understand candidates are concerned about their testing options and, therefore, we are implementing this emergency testing period to provide additional testing opportunities. As part of this procedure, the 20Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020.
As previously noted, NASBA will extend all NTSs expiring between April 1 – June 30, 2020, until September 30, 2020, and Prometric will waive all rescheduling fees.
For the latest information, please visit www.nasba.org frequently for important messages and continued updates.
Continuous Testing Launch
Continuous Testing to Launch July 1, 2020 (March 31, 2020)
As of July 1, 2020, testing windows will be replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round, without restriction, other than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the Exam. Candidates should be able to schedule their exams for this time starting March 31 at 12pm EST.
CPA Exam Expansion – India
Starting April 2 2020, Indian candidates may schedule to take any U.S. CPA Exam section during the months of June and September 2020 in India. We will continue to monitor regional closures that may impact these windows as the COVID-19 situation progresses.
In order to test in India, individuals must be or become an eligible CPA Examination candidate with citizenship or a long-term resident of the following countries:
- Sri Lanka
Candidates testing at any international testing center must pay an examination administration fee before scheduling with Prometric. To do so, please log into your NASBA CPA Candidate Account portal and select “International Administration.” The international administration process for the India region is now available.
If you have already paid for the international administration process for another test region and wish to switch to India, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Exam Section ID
Current International Testing Country
New International Testing Country
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Important information for Candidates wishing to sit for the CPA Exam in an International Location.
- To view the International Testing FAQs, please click here
Passport is REQUIRED to test for CPA at an international location
Testers in Guam or Puerto Rico, please select from the list below:
Steps to Register to Test in an International Location
- Apply for the examination through a participating state board. The list of participating state boards is posted in the International Section of the NASBA website. When you submit your application, you may be required to submit some or all of the application and examination fees.
- After receiving your Notice to Schedule, you may then register to take the examination in an international location and pay the additional fees per examination section. These fees are non-refundable.
- To complete the registration, please visit the Test Internationally section of the participating jurisdiction in which you wish to apply on the NASBA website. If you choose a jurisdiction that does not have a Test Internationally section, then you cannot take the CPA Exam internationally through that jurisdiction.
- Next, click the button on the Test Internationally page to pay the international fees and complete your international registration. You will be asked to provide identifying information, as well as information from your NTS. You will also need a valid Passport or National ID Card in order to register. Candidates who complete the registration process can attend the selected examination section(s) in the selected international location only.
Note: After the registration process is complete for each examination section, you will need to wait at least 24 hours before you are able to schedule your appointment.
Are you ready to schedule your exam?
- Select the Country below where you would like to take your CPA Exam. Japan United Arab Emirates Bahrain Kuwait Lebanon Brazil
- Select Schedule an Exam.
- After carefully reviewing welcome screen, click NEXT, read all of the policy information and respond to proceed.
- On the Eligibility Information Screen, enter your examination section identification number from your NTS (you have one identification number for each section of the examination—be sure to use the correct examination identification number for the section you are scheduling) and enter the first four letters of your last name. Click NEXT.
- Confirm proper section and click NEXT. Important: please select the appropriate exam section for the location where you are approved to test (i.e. REGULATION (Japan) or REGULATION (Middle East).
- Follow on-screen instructions to select the location, date and time you would like to schedule your section.
- Select COMPLETE REGISTRATION to complete your scheduling.
- It is advised that you print the confirmation number for your appointment and keep for your records.
The International Qualification Examination- IQEX (REGIQ): The IQEX will be offered at testing locations in the United States and territories and Canada. To schedule the exam, select the International Qualification Exam from the list of exams under CPA.
Information About CPA Testing
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Check the official Uniform CPA Examination website for news, frequently asked questions, the exam content, and exam sample tests/tutorials. For more information, check the official AICPA and NASBA website.
For important information about the International Qualification Examination, please visit the NASBA website at www.nasba.org and the AICPA website at http://www.aicpa.org/becomeacpa/cpaexam/examoverview/iqex/pages/default.aspx
Please visit www.prometric.com/cpa 24-hours before your scheduled exam to confirm your appointment.
If you have been approved for Special Accommodations by your Board, you must call the following number to schedule: 800-967-1139 or click here
Important Information about your Test Event! Please carefully review.
- On the day of your scheduled exam, you must bring your Notice To Schedule (NTS) with you to the test center. You will not be allowed, under any circumstances, to sit for your examination without your NTS.
- The CPA Candidate Bulletin and the IQEX Candidate Bulletin contain valuable information regarding your testing event. All Candidates should carefully review the applicable Bulletin before arriving at the Test Center.
- The Candidate Bulletin contains valuable information regarding your testing event. All Candidates should carefully review the Bulletin before arriving at the Test Center.
- At the test center you will be asked to read and acknowledge our Test Center Regulations. Review these Regulations and other important information in our Test Taker FAQs.
- The Tutorial and Sample Tests are available at https://www.aicpa.org/cpaexam.
- You should be aware that introductory examination screens operate under time limits. If those limits are exceeded, the session will automatically terminate and it will not be possible to restart the exam. While there is adequate time to review the screens and respond, there is not time for you to take notes, leave the testing room, or do anything other than reading and responding to the screens.
Before scheduling for any section of the CPA exam, your local Jurisdiction/State Board must have approved your eligibility.
Prior to proceeding please:
- Have your Notice to Schedule available for eligibility verification.
- Ensure the information on your primary photo identification exactly matches the name you are scheduling under.
- Have your personal calendar as you will be asked to choose a date, time and location for your exam (changing this information may result in a fee).