CPA Exam Score Release

CPA Exam Score Release

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) releases scores to candidates and the State Boards of Accountancy based upon the Uniform CPA Exam score release timetables. The score release timetables are updated biannually by The American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA).

We advise you to review the score release timetables when configuring your CPA Exam study plan and testing schedule, so that you are aware of when you’ll receive your scores after sitting for the CPA Exam. Below are the dates that the CPA Exam scores will be released by NASBA to the State Boards of Accountancy.

2018 CPA EXAM SCORE RELEASE TIMETABLES

Jan/Feb/Mar 2018(Q1) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by midnight on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
January 20 January 1 - January 20 February 6
February 28 January 21 - February 28 March 8
March 10 March 1 - March 11 March 20
March 10 After March 11 March 23
April1 - June 10, 2018 (Q2) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: Your score will be released by the target release date:
April 1 - June 10 AUD, FAR, REG: June 27 and BEC: June 29
July 1 - September 10, 2018 (Q3) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: Your score will be released by the target release date:
July 1 - August 31 September 11
September 1 - September 10 September 19
October 1 - December 10, 2018 (Q4) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: Your score will be released by the target release date:
October 1 - November 30 December 11
December 1 - December 10 December 19

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2017 CPA EXAM SCORE RELEASE TIMETABLES

Oct/Nov/Dec 2017 (Q4) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by midnight on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
Oct / Nov / Dec Oct 1 - Dec 10 December 19 - December 22
     
July/Aug/Sept 2017 (Q3) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by midnight on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
July / Aug / Sept July 1 - Sept 10 September 19 - September 25
     
April/May 2017 (Q2) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before: And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by midnight on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
April / May April 1 - May 31 August 16 - August 18
     
Jan/Feb 2017 (Q1) Testing Window
If you take your test on/before" And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by midnight on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
January 20 January 20 February 7
February 14 February 14 February 23
February 28 February 28 March 8
March 10

March 10

March 11

**After March 11

March 21

March 24

*The CPA Exam data files that the AICPA received after March 11 was included in the final target score release date.

**Due to the change to the CPA Exam, which became effective with the 2017 (Q2) testing window, there was a delay in the release of scores with a single score release for all candidates approximately 10 weeks after the close of the testing window. This delay was necessary to provide sufficient time to statistically validate candidate performance on the newly launched Exam.

HOW ARE SCORE RELEASE DATES DETERMINED?

Target release dates are estimated based on the following factors:

  • The day you took your exam
  • When the AICPA receives examination data files from Prometric Testing Center

To always have the latest CPA Exam Score Release timetable, visit our blog and search “score release.”

Where Do I Find My CPA Exam Score?

If your State Board of Accountancy utilizes NASBA’s online score retrieval service, you will be able to receive your CPA Exam score on the NASBA Website the day that scores are released. Not all Boards use the online score retrieval service, so check with your State Board if you have any questions about where to find your CPA Exam score. If you don’t receive your CPA Exam in the timeframe outlined by the CPA Exam score release timetables, the AICPA asks all CPA Exam candidates to keep the following in mind:

  • Prometric sends AICPA the examination data files within 24 hours after the CPA candidate completes the exam. If your score for the exam is received after AICPA’s cutoff dates, your score will be available on the next scheduled score release date.
  • Your State Board of Accountancy may require at least one day beyond the published score release target date to process and release exam scores. Contact your State Board of Accountancy if you think your score has been wrongly delayed.
  • The Written Communication task of the BEC section requires additional analysis, so some CPA candidates may receive their BEC scores approximately one week following the targeted score release due date.
  • The AICPA does not provide CPA Exam scores. If you are unable to retrieve your CPA Exam score from the NASBA Website, please contact your State Board of Accountancy for further instruction.

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