What is a “testing window?”
The Uniform CPA Examination is available during specific periods called testing windows. The first two months of each calendar quarter is an open testing window. Therefore, there are four testing windows each year. March, June, September and December are closed for testing. There is no minimum number of sections that must be completed in a testing window. You may take any section in any order, and you do not have to pass one section prior to applying for another.
How often can I take the examination?
You may take each section up to one time per testing window. Candidates will not be permitted to take the same section more than once during any given testing window.
What is a “Notice To Schedule,” and when will I receive mine?
The Notice To Schedule (NTS) is your notification that you may begin scheduling your examination with Prometric. You must present your NTS at the testing center before beginning your examination. For full details on the NTS, please refer to the Candidate Bulletin.
How long will my NTS be valid?
Your NTS will be valid for a specific amount of time. This time varies by jurisdiction. Refer to the Candidate Bulletin or your jurisdiction’s application materials for additional information. You must sit for the examination before your NTS expires. If you do not sit for the examination within the established time frame, your NTS will be invalid and you will need to submit a new application and/or registration to receive a new NTS. The NTS expiration date is included on the NTS.
I lost my NTS. What do I do?
If you received your NTS via email and still have your original message, you can print another copy. If you received your NTS via U.S. mail, contact NASBA to request a reprint. You will not be permitted to enter the test center without a valid NTS. Remember, NASBA personnel may not be available evenings, weekends or holidays. You can also reprint your NTS here.
I just received a new NTS. Why is the earliest date I can take the examination so far in the future?
You are only allowed to sit for each section of the examination one time per testing window. If you have already taken the examination in the current testing window, your new NTS will be issued for the first day of the next testing window.
Why are the dates listed on my NTS different for different sections?
You are only allowed to sit for each section of the examination one time per testing window. If you have already taken a section of the examination in the current testing window, your new NTS for that section will be issued for the first day of the next testing window. The earliest date you take the examination for the other sections will be listed as the issue date of your NTS and may include dates in the current testing window.