Q:Do candidates have a specific time period after the examination to meet the educational requirements?
A:Many states that previously allowed completion of educational requirements to occur after the examination have indicated that under the CBT,the educational requirements will have to be met prior to approval of the candidate's application.Some states have retained rules allowing candidates to sit before completing all educational requirements provided the requirements are met within a certain time period.
Each jurisdiction has retained the power to determine the rules under which its candidates can sit.It is the candidate's responsibility to be aware of these requirements.
Q:Can I take the exam outside of my application state?
A:Generally,yes.Candidates may sit at any Prometric location within the 54 jurisdictions,regardless of the state of application.However,a candidate can only be registered with one state at a time and must meet the licensing state's requirements,regardless of the physical location in which he or she chooses to sit.Candidates should verify this with the state board to which they are applying for licensure.
Q:What does the exam cost?
A:The total cost of the CBT varies on a state-by-state basis.The total cost is comprised of two fees:(1) Application Fee and(2)Examination Fee.Each state board determines the application fee separately.
The Examination Fees per section are established by the boards of accountancy.
Depending upon the state,fees may be paid to the state only,the state and NASBA or NASBA only.Please refer to the state board's directions in the state in which you intend to apply to sit for the exam.
Q:How do I schedule my exams?
A:Candidates can schedule their exams in one of three ways:on the Web at www.prometric.com/cpa,calling the Candidate Services Call Center at 1-800-580-9648,or calling your local test center directly.If you need special accommodations call 800-967-1139.
Candidates wishing to test in Guam can schedule on the web at www.2testGuam.com or by calling the Guam Computer Testing Center at 671-475-5000.A surcharge for each section will apply to candidates wishing to test in Guam.
Q:What do I do the day of my scheduled appointment?
A:Candidates must arrive 30 minutes prior to the examination appointment time.Failure to do so could result in denial of permission to sit and candidates will not receive a refund of fees paid in that situation.
Candidates must bring the NTS to the scheduled appointment.The name must match the identification presented (candidates should be verifying this information when the NTS is initially received).If you do not have your NTS,you will not be admitted into the test center and you will forfeit all examination fees for that section.
Additional information on security measures,acceptable identification and other procedures at the Prometric locations can be found in the Candidate Bulletin,published by the USCPA,and available for download at http://www.cpa-exam.org
Q:What if I schedule my date and need to change it?
A:Appointments with Prometric may be rescheduled at least 30 days in advance at no additional charge.If you reschedule within 5-29 days of the scheduled appointment,a fee of $35 will be due.If you reschedule between 5 days and 24 hours of the scheduled appointment,you will have to pay the following fees:
The fees to change your scheduled appointment are paid directly to Prometric.
Candidates who cancel appointments(without rescheduling)or fail to show at the scheduled time will not receive refunds of any fees.
Q:What can I bring to the exam center?
A:Candidates are encouraged to bring very little into the test center.Any personal items must be put into a locker prior to entering the test room.Many items such as cell phones,personal digital assistants,papers,books and other items are prohibited in the test room.
Complete lists of acceptable and unacceptable items and other test center regulations can be found in the Candidate Bulletin,as mentioned above.