What to Bring to the CPA Exam
Day of the CPA Exam Q & A
Yes, the CPA Exam does allow for breaks during the Exam.
A 15-minute standardized break is presented to candidates after the first Task Based Simulation (TBS) testlet. This break does not count against the candidate’s testing time. If the candidate hasn’t returned and started the second TBS testlet before the 15 minutes expires, then the Exam clock will restart. Candidates can continue to choose to take a break between any two testlets; however, it will count against their test taking time.
On the day of your scheduled exam, you must present:
- Valid (unexpired) and acceptable identification
- Your Notice to Schedule (NTS)
You will not be allowed to sit for your examination without your NTS. The name on your identification must match the name on the NTS.
In order to take your exam, you will need a government issued identification and your Notice to Schedule (NTS). You will be provided a small locker to store your personal belongings as you will not be able to take them into the test room. Light clothing such as scarves, sweaters, or light jackets may be worn in the test room, but if removed must be placed on your chair and not on the workstation.
You are not allowed to bring the following into the test room:
- Written notes
- Electronic devices
- Food and beverages
Weapons are strictly prohibited for all Prometric Testing Centers.