Is there a deadline for applying to take the examination?
There is no deadline for submitting your application. Some test centers fill quickly, especially at the end of a testing window. Allow plenty of time for your application/registration to be processed. You cannot schedule your examination until you receive your Notice To Schedule (NTS). You must schedule your appointment at least five days in advance, but it is recommended to schedule your examination 45 days in advance.
How many sections will the exam have and how long will the exam take?
The 14-hour exam has four sections:
Audit and Attestation (AUD) - 4.5 hours
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) - 4 hours
Regulation (REG) - 3 hours
Business Environment & Concepts (BEC) - 2.5 hours
Where will the exam be held?
There are six Prometric CPA exam testing centers in Oregon: Eugene, Milwaukie, Portland, Medford, LaGrande and Bend.
How often will I be able to take the exam?
There are four "examination windows" available each year. An "examination window" refers to a three-month period in which candidates have an opportunity to take the CPA exam. The exam will be available during the first two months of each "exam window". During the third month the exam will not be offered. Testing is available during the following months:
Candidates may sit for each exam section only once during an "examination window" in any jurisdiction. This means, if necessary, candidates may take each exam section up to four times each year.
How is credit maintained for exam sections passed under CBT?
All sections of the exam must be passed within an 18 month period. Exam sections passed under CBT are maintained on the candidate’s record for a rolling 18 month period. If the last of the four exam sections is not passed within 18 months of the date that the first section was passed, the earliest section is removed from the candidate’s record, and that section must be taken again within the new 18 month period.
Are testing accommodations available for candidates with a disability or injury?
Yes. Requests for testing accommodations must be submitted with the application form. The candidate must furnish appropriate documentation of the disability or injury to the Board .
Are testing accommodations available at all test centers?
No. All test centers are accessible under ADA requirements; however, some testing accommodations may not be available at all centers.
How will I be notified when I can schedule an examination?
After all required documents and fees have been received and the application approved, candidates will receive an Authorization to Test (ATT). The ATT will be sent to the candidate by the candidate’s preferred method (email is the quickest method). Shortly thereafter, NASBA will send the candidate a payment coupon for examination fees. The candidate must pay for all sections authorized on the ATT to NASBA. After exam fees are paid, the candidate will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) from NASBA. Once you receive the NTS, you may contact any approved Prometric Testing Center and schedule an appointment.
What is an NTS?
The Notice to Schedule (NTS) is a document that allows a candidate to schedule an appointment. A candidate cannot schedule an exam without a valid NTS. Candidates should receive the NTS approximately two weeks after paying the exam fee to NASBA. If you have not received the NTS within this timeframe, you should contact: 1-866-MY-NASBA.
Can an exam be rescheduled?
Yes. A candidate may reschedule or cancel at www.prometric.com/cpa or by contacting the Customer Service Call Center. If you reschedule fewer than 30 business days before your appointment, you will incur a rescheduling fee. No cancellations are allowed 24 hours or less from your appointment time.