According to NASBA, the CPA profession is considered an essential service. Prometric has begun to resume testing for CPA candidates at centers where government regulations and guidelines allow. Social distancing guidelines and other safety measures will be implemented. All candidates with May appointments will be contacted by Prometric to either confirm or cancel appointments as necessary, either because of new social distancing requirements or because their test center is not yet reopening.
Please review the Prometric website for current and future site openings.
Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions
Candidates with NTS expiration dates between April 1, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020, will be extended until Dec. 31, 2020.
Please review NASBA's NTS Extensions.
Exam Credit Extensions
Due to the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 6, 2020, a waiver was granted of the requirement that CPA candidates must complete all parts of the CPA examination within an 18-month period. Candidates whose exam credits expire during the time of the emergency declaration will be granted an extension which lasts for the duration of the emergency plus an additional 180 days from the end of the emergency. This exam credit extension replaces the 90 day extension that was recently granted to CPA candidates by way of letter from the State Board.
Affected candidates will receive communication from Prometric and the State Board.
NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period to provide additional testing opportunities. As such, the 2020 Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020.
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, other 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.