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 is available five days a week during the first two months of each quarter and the 10th day of each blackout month (March, June, September, December). 

CPA Exam Testing Windows

Testing Windows
Jan. 1 - March 10
April 1 - June 10
July 1 - Sept. 10
Oct. 1 - Dec. 10
No Testing (Blackout Dates)
March 11 - 31
June 11 - 30
Sept. 11 - 30
Dec. 11 - 31

Prometric  CPA Exam Testing Centers in Pennsylvania

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