CPA Exam


In anticipation of the reopening of Prometric test centers in April, 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. We will do our best to keep you informed during these unique times.

CPA Exam Overview

To become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you must first pass the Uniform CPA Examination®.

The CPA Exam consists of four, four-hour sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Regulation (REG). You must pass all four sections within 18 months, earning a minimum score of 75 on each part.

Study the CPA Exam Blueprints to learn about the specific topics tested in each Exam section. Practice with the sample tests before your test day to learn about the Exam’s format and functionality.

2019 CPA Exam Pass Rates

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Pass rates for other current year testing windows are also available.

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