During this unique time, many CPA Exam candidates are concerned about their testing options. Although Prometric Test Centers in many parts of the world are currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus, there is some good news for those waiting to take the exam.
The AICPA, NASBA and Prometric have announced Continuous Testing for CPA Exam candidates will begin July 1, 2020. Under the new Continuous Testing model, candidates will have the ability to take the exam year-round, without restriction, rather than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the exam. Continuous Testing will replace the existing CPA Exam Testing Window model, which only permits candidates to test during designated time frames each calendar quarter.
The 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy enthusiastically support the move to Continuous Testing, as it positions candidates to re-take sections while information is top of mind and may shorten the time needed to complete the four-section Exam. We will continue to serve as a resource to the boards as they work to make the necessary changes to legislation in order to make the transition. In the interim, candidates are asked to visit NASBA’s website to confirm that their Board of Accountancy has transitioned to the new model.
This shift to a Continuous Testing model signifies the power of alignment among state boards, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric as these organizations continue to support Exam candidates on their journey to CPA.
Candidates wishing to learn more about continuous testing should follow NASBA via social media by clicking on the social media icons above and visit our website (nasba.org) frequently for important messages and continued updates.