CPA Exam Registration & Scheduling 

Published June 24, 2004

Testing Windows

The CPA Examination is offered two out of every three months of each quarter. The months when testing is available are called "testing windows." The testing schedule is as follows:

Testing is Available Testing is NOT Available
January and February March
April and May June
July and August September
October and November December

Eligibility to Test  

In order to make appointments at test centers, candidates must have a valid Notice to Schedule (NTS). Candidates receive an NTS after they apply to take an examination and are deemed eligible by their state boards of accountancy. An NTS is provided for every section a candidate has been approved to take. The NTS is valid only for a specified period of time and cannot be used once it expires. Therefore, it is important that candidates schedule their test appointments as soon as they receive the NTS.  


Candidates may schedule examination sessions at or by calling Prometric's Call Center at 1-800-580-9648. Candidates must have their Notices to Schedule available when making test appointments. Tests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The earlier candidates schedule appointments, the better their chances are of obtaining the location, date, and time of their choice. Test appointments cannot be scheduled less than six days in advance. Walk-in testing is not allowed.


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