On Monday, March 5, 2018, NASBA will launch a new Gateway and National Candidate Database “as part of [their] effort to continually improve the systems surrounding the candidate experience with the Uniform CPA Examination.” The new system will not only improve CPA Candidate experience, but will also include some “user-friendly functionality” and “enhanced security measures” that will enhance the protection of candidate data.

How will the New NASBA Gateway System Launch Affect CPA Candidates?

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To properly migrate and execute the new system, the current system will be unavailable to candidates during a certain period of time. According to NASBA:

During this period, the system will not be able to print or reprint Notices to Schedule (NTS) or accept any payments. Therefore, all NTSs and payments must be completed in the current Gateway system prior to 10:00 pm CST on Friday, February 16, 2018. The new Gateway system will be available on March 5, 2018, at 12:00 am CST. Consequently, no NTSs will be issued or reprinted and no payments can be received beginning February 17, 2018 through March 4, 2018.

Scheduling with Prometric or sitting for the CPA Exam during this time will not be affected by the migration. 

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