Official CPA Exam Score Release Schedule and Dates

2019 CPA Exam Testing Windows & Score Release Dates

The CPA Exam is offered in four “testing windows.” In 2019, these testing windows are:

Q1: January 1- March 10
Q2: April 1 – June 10
Q3: July 1 – September 10
Q4: October 1 – December 10

You will want to configure your CPA Exam study strategy around these testing windows.

The official CPA Exam score release dates are updated by the AICPA each year. NASBA (the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) will release CPA Exam scores to candidates and State Boards. Below, you will find the 2019 testing windows and score release dates.

Q1 2019: January 1 – March 10

If you take your Exam on or before: Your target score release date is:
January 1 – 20 February 5
January 21- February 14 February 26
February 15- February 28 March 8
February 29- March 10 March 19

Q2 2019: April 1 – June 10

If you take your Exam on or before: Your target score release date is:
April 1- April 20 May 7
April 21- May 15 May 23
May 16- May 31 June 11
June 1- June 10 June 19

Q3 2019: July 1 – September 10

If you take your Exam on or before: Your target score release date is:
July 1- July 20 August 6
July 21- August 14 August 22
August 15- August 31 September 10
September 1- September 10 September 19

Q4 2019: October 1 – December 10

If you take your Exam on or before: Your target score release date is:
October 1- October 20 November 5
October 21- November 14 November 22
November 15- November 30 December 10
December 1- December 11 December 19

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to take the exam?

Candidates must complete a thorough CPA Exam application process. To make that a little easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the CPA Exam.

How do I schedule an exam?

The CPA exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers. To schedule your exam, have your NTS handy and visit prometric.com. You can choose the testing center most convenient for you by using the location tool provided during scheduling. As described above, there are specific testing windows each quarter. The CPA Exam is typically not administered during the last month of every quarter, so be sure to plan accordingly. Learn more about this process in our step-by-step guide on how to apply for the CPA Exam.

How are the testing windows and score release dates determined?

The testing windows and official CPA Exam score release dates are determined by the AICPA each year. Check back with Surgent for the latest information on testing windows and score release dates for 2020.

Where do I get my CPA Exam results?

For most candidates, Prometric sends Exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours after you complete testing. Exam data files received after the AICPA cutoff dates will be bumped to the subsequent scheduled target score release date. If you take the BEC section, you might receive your score approximately one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that may be required for the written communication tasks. In some states, NASBA releases CPA Exam scores directly to candidates. In other states, the scores go through the state boards, who in turn release them to candidates. Check with your state board to verify the process in your state.

 

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