AICPA, NASBA and Prometric announced the launch of year-round testing for the Uniform CPA Examination. Intended to provide greater candidate flexibility and convenience, the new continuous testing model features more than 75 additional testing dates available throughout the year, replacing quarterly testing windows that allowed candidates to sit only during specified dates. Under the continuous testing model, scores will be released on a rolling basis.
“Continuous testing has been a goal for some time, and it comes in direct response to feedback from CPA exam candidates and their desire to test more frequently throughout the year,” says NASBA EVP and COO Colleen Conrad.
The 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy have endorsed continuous testing model, and CPA exam candidates are encouraged to refer to the NASBA’s Continuous Testing Status Map to track the status of states with continuous testing for updates. Prometric reports that 3,465 test events have already been scheduled between Sept. 11-30, a previous blackout period, signifying increased flexibility and frequency in candidate testing.