Applying for the CPA Exam

Now that you've graduated and established your exam plan, it's time to take the CPA Exam. Candidates can apply for one, two, three, or all four parts at one time.

To Apply:

All parts applied for must be taken within six months of the application date. Allow up to six weeks for application processing. Eligible candidates will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) for each approved exam section. Candidates can elect to receive their NTS either by e-mail, fax, or regular mail.

If you have further questions about applying for the CPA Exam, contact the CPA Exam Service’s Pennsylvania coordinator at or (800) CPA-EXAM.


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Once you receive the Notice to Schedule (NTS) from NASBA, candidates contact Prometric Inc. to schedule the examination.

State Board of Accountancy 

The State Board issues Pennsylvania CPA licenses once all examination and work requirements have been met. Contact the board for licensing inquiries.