CPA Exam



CPA Exam's Future

Key tentative dates Announced

Candidates should note that the last day of testing for all current CPA Exam sections (AUD, BEC, FAR and REG) is anticipated to be December 15, 2023. No CPA Exam sections may be scheduled from December 16, 2023, through January 9, 2024, to allow for the conversion of IT systems to the 2024 CPA Exam sections. Candidates are encouraged to plan their testing schedules accordingly.


time frame

On April 24, 2023, NASBA's Board of Directors approved a change to its Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Model Rules that increase from 18 months to 30 months the time frame for a CPA candidate to complete the Exam once the candidate passes the first section.

Please be advised that the UAA Model Rules have no immediate effect on state board rules. Current Exam candidates remain under existing rules until, if, and when, the Board to which they applied makes changes.


New Accountant Magazine: CPA Exam Edition

The CPA Exam Edition features the following articles:

  • The New Business “Space Race”

  • The New Job Niche: IFRS Expertise!

  • Virtual Recruiting: How Will It Change How You Find a Job?

  • New Accountants’ 11 Rules For Living...

  • Why It’s Important to Take The CPA Exam

CPA Exam tips for success from Kentucky CPAs

In Episode 15 Behind the Numbers podcast, Kentucky CPAs share their tips for success that helped them pass the CPA Exam. Thank you Will Geer, Jake Brock, Kristine Gaines, Garrett Booth, Phillip Bond, Erin Beavin, Bina Khatri and Matthew Hazel for helping to mentor others through the CPA Exam process. 

About the Exam

Since 1917, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has prepared and graded the CPA Exam, while individual states have established the educational requirements to sit for the Exam. The Exam is administered in a computerized format at Prometric test sites throughout the country during the first two months of every quarter (referred to as “testing windows”). 

Kentucky State Board of Accountancy (KSBA)

332 West Broadway #310 
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.595.3037 Fax: 502.595.4500


American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

220 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC 27707-8110
Phone: 919.402.4500 Fax: 919.402.4505

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

150 Fourth Ave. North, Ste. 700
Nashville, TN 37219-2417
Phone: 615.880.4200 Fax: 615.880.4290

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