CONTINUOUS TESTING OF THE CPA EXAM IS HERE! NASBA, AICPA AND PROMETRIC ARE READY!
NABSA started Continuous Testing of the CPA Exam on July 1, 2020. This is part of the new testing model which was originally announced last May.
Continuous Testing of CPA Exam
Beginning July 1, candidates can take the CPA Exam year-round, and as often as they desire, subject to the release of the prior exam scores. Under the old model, you could sit for one of the CPA exam courses only up to four times yearly, in each of the four exam windows. Under the new model, you can resit exams for a particular course within the same window, providing you have obtained the results of the particular course. In essence, the CPA Exam will no longer be offered four times a year during testing windows.
This change helps CPA candidates pass the CPA Exam faster and reduce the risk of losing credit for sections due to time constraints. Candidates who fail an exam section will be able to retake that section as soon as they get their new NTS. No more waiting for another window!
State boards which have implemented Continuous Testing
Fifty one (51) jurisdictions have already implemented continuous testing. Connecticut and Michigan are yet to implement continuous testing; however, it is expected that they will do so by the end of the year. Only South Carolina is expected to not implement these changes until 2021.