The scoring of the CPA Exam is treated with a high level of importance, due diligence and attention to accuracy. Responses to all questions go through multiple quality assurance reviews to ensure accuracy in scoring. Read for an explanation on the scoring process.
The score release timetables below are for the Q1 and Q2 2017 testing windows to help candidates plan their testing schedule.
Scores for the Uniform CPA Exam will be released by NASBA to candidates and state boards of accountancy based upon the target score release dates in the tables below. Note: Some boards of accountancy require at least one day beyond the published target release date in the table to process and release exam scores.
Q: What is the testing window？
A. Candidates may sit for the Exam during each quarter, or testing window. They are: January 1 - March 10 (Q1), April 1 - May 31 (Q2), July 1 - September 10 (Q3), and October 1 - December 10 (Q4). Scores are released four times for the first testing window while scores will be released once after the close of the Q2, Q3 and Q4 testing windows to allow for standard setting to be conducted.
Q. When can I expect to receive my scores？
A. A general score release timeline score release for the first and second quarters of 2017 is provided in the table below. The target release dates indicate when scores for the CPA Exam will be released by NASBA to state boards of accountancy.
Please be advised some boards of accountancy require at least one day beyond the published dates listed in the table to process and release exam scores.
**The examination data files the AICPA receives after March 11 will be included in the final target score release date.
**Due to the change to the Exam, which become effective with the 2017 (Q2) testing window, there will be 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 is necessary to provide sufficient time to statistically validate candidate performance on the newly launched Exam.
KEEP IN MIND：
All dates and times are based on Eastern Standard Time zone.
For the vast majority of candidates, the AICPA receives the examination data files from Prometric within 24 hours after a candidate completes the Exam.
The scores for the examination data files received after the AICPA cutoff dates will be in the subsequent scheduled target score release.
Some candidates who take the BEC section might receive their scores approximately one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that might be required for the written communication tasks.
We encourage candidates to visit the Psychometrics and Scoring page on the CPA Exam website for information about score release and the scoring process.
For updated information, please visit nasba.org.