COVID-19 CPA Exam Updates

While news around COVID-19 is ever changing, and the impact it’s having on the CPA Exam is increasing, it’s a chaotic time that’s bringing a lot of uncertainty in for a lot of folks– especially exam candidates. But here at Surgent, we’re committed to making sure that you’re set up for success and kept in the loop with all the helpful news and information you need.

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5 Things We Recommend Candidates Do During This Time

1. If your 18 months is going to be up in the next few months – contact your state board for an extension.
2. If you had an exam scheduled, look out for an email from Prometric to reschedule – all rescheduling fees are waived during this time!
3. Continue studying to maintain the knowledge you have – sticking to your routine can help bring a sense of normalcy.
4. Join as many virtual study groups and live webinars as you can to ask experts questions and discuss problems in a group setting.
5. Stay home!

News Updates

APRIL 23RD: With the increase in measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Prometric has announced that they will further extend the closure of test centers in the U.S. and Canada through May 31st. Some to open to resume testing CPA Exam on May 1st.Read more here

APRIL 2ND: In response to travel restrictions hidering CPA Exam testing plans, NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric announce that CPA Exam testing will be available at select Prometric test centers in India later this year Read more here.

MARCH 26TH: NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric issue a joint statement announcing an emergency testing period to take place between 6/10/2020 and 6/30/2020 Read more here.

MARCH 19TH: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has recommended that state boards of accountancy extend all NTS with expiration between that timeline until Sept. 30, 2020. Read more here.

MARCH 17TH: Prometric has announced that it will be temporarily closing all test centers in the United States and Canada for a 30-day period as of March 18th 2020. Prometric expects this closure to last until April 16th, when testing is due to resume as normal. Read more here.

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