Below are rough estimates for when you can expect your CPA exam score to be released based on testing windows for 2020 and 2021. These are estimates only, so be sure to check the AICPA website for updates and information about your CPA Exam score release.

July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Release Schedule
If you take your exam on/before:Target score release date is:
July 23August 7
August 16August 25
September 8September 16
September 30October 9
October 23November 10
November 15November 24
December 8December 16
December 31January 12

 

January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021 Release Schedule
If you take your exam on/before:Target score release date is:
January 23February 9
February 15February 23
March 20March 18
March 31April 9
April 23May 11
May 16May 25
June 8June 16
June 30July 13

For the majority of candidates, Prometric sends exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours after testing is complete.

Please note that if you are taking the BEC section, scores may be released approximately one week later in light of taking longer to grade the written portions.

Where Do I Find My CPA Exam Score?

The Boards of Accountancy release the scores to students, but not all students may receive their scores on the same day, as some state Boards of Accounting may need additional time to process, approve, and release candidate scores.

Ways to access your CPA exam score:

If your State Board of Accountancy offers NASBA’s online score retrieval service, you can check your score on NASBA’s website the day scores are released.
If your State Board posts the scores on their website, you can contact them to learn where your score will be posted.
Check NASBA’s Twitter page for the official score release announcement.

When Does My CPA Exam Score Expire?

Your exam credit is good for a “rolling” 18 months since you are required to pass all four sections of the exam within an 18-month period. That means that credit for passing each individual exam expires within 18 months of the day the exam was taken—not the day you received your score. If you pass an exam but fail to pass one or more exams within 18 months of passing your initial exam, you then have to pass that initial exam again.

For example, maybe you passed your FAR exam, then your AUD exam a few months later, then your BEC exam. However, when it comes to taking the REG exam, maybe you waited until the day before your FAR credit expired—and you didn’t pass. This means you now have to retake the FAR exam in addition to still needing to pass the REG exam.

To avoid this happening, pay particular attention to the expiration dates included on your score notice.

Need to Contact Your State Board of Accountancy?

You can find the contact information for the State Board of Accountancy in each of the 55 jurisdictions on NASBA’s website. Find Your State Board’s Contact Information Here.

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