How much does the Uniform CPA Examination cost?
The total cost includes application and administration fees, in addition to the examination fees. The cost varies for each jurisdiction. Refer to your jurisdiction’s application materials for additional information.
Is there a deadline for applying to take the examination?
There is no deadline for submitting your application. Some test centers fill quickly, especially at the end of a testing window. Allow plenty of time for your application/registration to be processed. You cannot schedule your examination until you receive your Notice To Schedule (NTS). You must schedule your appointment at least five days in advance, but it is recommended to schedule your examination 45 days in advance.
Do I have to apply as a candidate of the jurisdiction in which I live?
No. You can apply to any jurisdiction provided you meet the eligibility requirements. Some jurisdictions have a residency requirement. Refer to the jurisdiction’s application materials for additional information.
To which jurisdiction should I apply?
There are many factors that affect this decision, and the answers to these questions vary by jurisdiction. In which jurisdiction(s) do you want to be licensed? In which jurisdiction(s) do you want to practice? In order to make an informed decision, please review the license requirements for the jurisdiction(s) in which you want to practice.
Can I get my education evaluated before I submit my application?
Some states offer a pre-evaluation service. If you are applying to one of those states, you can submit a pre-evaluation application. After that application has been fully processed, if you are eligible, you can submit your first-time application and choose your sections. If your jurisdiction does not offer a pre-evaluation service, you will need to submit your initial application with your transcripts for an education evaluation.