AICPA Announces CPA Exam Windows, Release Dates for First Half of 2020

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jan 7, 2020
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The AICPA has announced its latest set of CPA exam windows and release dates for the first half of this year. According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), continuous testing is set to begin by June 30, and will eliminate the need for test window limitations. In April 2019, the NASBA board of directors approved Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rule 5-7(a)(2), which will allow candidates to retake an exam section once their grade for any previous attempt of the same section has been released.

Here are the test windows for the first half of the year:

Q1 testing window

Jan. 1–March 10, 2020

If you take your Exam on or before:

The AICPA®receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59pm (ET) on:

Your score will be released by the target release date:

Jan. 20

Jan. 20

Feb. 3

Feb. 14

Feb. 14

Feb. 24

Feb. 28

Feb. 28

March 9

March 10

March 11

March 18

March 10

**After March 11

March 19


**The Exam data files the AICPA receives after March 11 will be included in the final target score release date.



Q2 testing window

Testing dates April 1–June 10, 2020

If you take your Exam on or before:

The AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59pm (ET) on:

Your score will be released by the target release date:

April 20

April 20

May 4

May 15

May 15

May 26

May 31

May 31

June 8

June 10

June 11

June 18

June 10

**After June 11

June 18

 

**The exam data files the AICPA receives after June 11 will be included in the final target score release date.

Keep in mind:

  • All dates and times are based on the Eastern time zone.
  • For most candidates, the AICPA receives the exam data files from Prometric within 24 hours after a candidate completes the exam.
  • The scores for the exam 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 about one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that might be required for the written communication tasks.

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