CPA Exam Scheduling
Once you receive your CPA Exam Notice to Schedule (NTS), you have a limited amount of time to schedule the day and time of your CPA Exam(s) based on the expiration date listed on your NTS.
How To Schedule the CPA Exam
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Scheduling to Sit at Prometric Testing Centers
The CPA Exam is administered by Prometric Testing Centers, open year-round, 6 days a week, with locations across the U.S. Visit Prometric.com to schedule your CPA Exam.
Prior to visiting the Prometric Website, be sure to:
- Have your NTS for eligibility verification
- Primary photo identification
- A personal calendar for choosing the date, time, and location to sit for the CPA Exam.
Things you can accomplish on the Prometric Website:
- Schedule your CPA Exam
- Locate a Prometric test center
- Reschedule your CPA Exam
- Cancel your CPA Exam
- Confirm your CPA Exam test date
Suggested Order to Sit for the CPA Exam
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Scheduling Your CPA Exam Q&A
Many test appointments can be canceled and/or rescheduled through the Prometric Website:
- From the Prometric.com home page, click on the button for what you’d like to do (either cancel or reschedule).
- Follow the on-screen instructions which will walk you through the process, step by step.
- Provide the confirmation number you received when you scheduled your exam initially.
The fee to reschedule an exam varies by testing organization, as does the amount of time you have to do so without penalty. Check the procedures specific to the organization whose exam you are taking for rescheduling timeliness and penalties.
Yes, after receiving your Notice to Schedule (NTS) you have to schedule and take your CPA Exam within a certain period of time, which varies by jurisdiction from 90 days to 9 months. The NTS will state the earliest and latest date you can sit for each section of the exam you applied to take.
Candidates are allowed to take all four sections of the exam during any one testing window. However, a candidate may not take the same section more than once during any single testing window.
Yes, your ATT (Authorization to Test) does expire after 90 days. Once you have submitted all required information and fees, CPA Examination Services (CPAES) will send your application information to the National Candidate Database (NCD) for processing.
This packet of application information is known as the ATT. Once the NCD has successfully processed your application, you will receive an ATT. Within 90 days of receiving the ATT, you will indicate which parts you will take and notify NASBA.