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.

Testing Dates

The CPA Exam is available five days a week during specified testing windows. CPA Exam score release timetables can be found on AICPA's site.

CPA Exam Testing Windows

Testing Windows
January 1 - March 10
April 1 - June 10
July 1 - September 10
October 1 - December 10
No Testing* (Blackout Dates)
March 11 - 31
June 11 - 30
September 11 - 30
December 11 - 31

* Starting in June 2016, the first 10 days of the current blackout months - March, June, September, and December - are now open for testing. 

Prometric  CPA Exam Testing Centers in Pennsylvania

For other test locations, visit


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