CPA Exam emergency testing period invoked

By Ken Tysiac

CPA Exam candidates will have additional opportunities for testing during an emergency testing period that is being invoked by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), the AICPA, and Prometric.

Prometric previously announced that it is closing its testing centers in the United States and Canada for 30 days to protect its test takers and workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The scheduled reopening date for test centers is April 16, although NASBA said that the schedule is subject to change.

In anticipation of the reopening of test centers, NASBA, the AICPA, and Prometric have decided to invoke an emergency testing period. As part of this procedure, the 2020 second-quarter testing window will be extended from June 10 to June 30.

The decision was made with the understanding that candidates are concerned about their testing options amid the disruption caused by the pandemic.

NASBA also previously announced that all Notices to Schedule expiring between April 1 and June 30 will be extended through Sept. 30, 2020. NASBA is waiving all rescheduling fees.

For more news and reporting on the coronavirus and how CPAs can handle challenges related to the outbreak, visit the JofA’s coronavirus resources page.

Ken Tysiac (Kenneth.Tysiac@aicpa-cima.com) is the JofA’s editorial director.

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