Future CPAs

For students, educators, and anyone preparing to take the CPA Exam.


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Pennsylvania CPA Foundation
A CPA license opens the door to unlimited career opportunities. The PICPA has resources for high school and college students, recent grads, and educators on accounting and finance topics that will help you discover your next step.



CPA Exam Testing Update (as of June 2020)

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.

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.  

Please use the following resources for more information:

For Students & Accounting Graduates

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Check out our step-by-step guide to getting licensed in Pennsylvania. 

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Work Your Way to CPA Podcasts

Becoming a CPA requires ambition, motivation, and quite a bit of dedication. We are here to help! This podcast series will walk you through the journey of becoming a CPA - starting with how to select a review provider and tips to help you succeed in taking the CPA Exam!


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Learn More about Accounting Careers

Looking for some career path insight? Check out our Virtual Career Day profiles to learn more about the day-to-day jobs of some of our members. 

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Check PICPA's CPA Now blog for the latest news on the CPA Exam and licensure resources.

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For High School Students & Educators

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Accounting Career Days

Free half-day programs in a college environment where students can learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession.

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PICPA Student Affiliate Membership is FREE for full-time college students majoring in accounting or a related field.

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