Q: What is the testing window?
A. Candidates may sit for the CPA Examination 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 validation of candidate performance data and the setting of the passing score.
Q. When can I expect to receive my scores?
A. A general score release timeline score release for the four testing windows of 2017 is provided in the tables below. The target release dates indicate when scores for the Examination 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 substantive changes introduced to the Examination in April 2017, time is required to conduct the standard setting process, which includes statistically validating candidate performance and setting a passing score. To allow sufficient time for the standard setting process, scores will be released only once following the close of the Q2, Q3 and Q4 testing windows.
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 Examination
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.