Schedule and Sit for the CPA Exam

After receiving a Notice to Schedule (NTS), set up a testing appointment as soon as possible. The earlier you apply, the more likely you will get your preferred location, date, and time. Each NTS is valid for six months from the date issued. Tests must be schedule at least five days in advance, and walk-ins are not allowed.

To schedule to sit for the CPA Exam, visit or call (800) 580-9648.

Personal Identification Requirements

  • Your name must appear in the same format on your application, NTS, and identification you bring to the testing center.
  • You are required to present two forms of identification. One must contain a recent photograph.
  • Each form of identification must have your signature and must not be expired.
  • If you do not present acceptable identification, you will not be allowed to take your examination.

Testing Dates

The CPA Exam used to be restricted to the first two months of each quarter plus the 10th day of each blackout month (March, June, September, December). That has changed. Continuous Testing for CPA Exam candidates began 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 replaces the testing-window model, which only permitted candidates to test during designated time frames.

*Important Testing Window Updates

NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric have made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period to provide additional testing opportunities. As part of this procedure, the 2020 second-quarter testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

Prometric CPA Exam Testing Centers in Pennsylvania

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Contact PICPA's Careers in Accounting Team at (215) 496-9272 or email

CPA Exam Testing Update

Prometric is testing CPA candidates at centers where government regulations and guidelines allow. Social distancing rules and other safety measures will be implemented.

Visit Prometric for current and future site openings.

Exam Credit Extensions
Due to the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration in Pennsylvania, a waiver was granted on the requirement that CPA candidates must complete all parts of the CPA Exam within an 18-month period. Candidates who were given extensions will have exam credits that now expire on Dec. 12, 2021. NASBA is working to update candidate dashboards to reflect the new expiration dates.

To request this extension:
Please email the State Board at and include an explanation of your request, which sections and why, and a copy of most recent score notice or screen-shot of dashboard which shows expiration dates.