Official CPA Exam Score Release Schedule and Dates

2021 CPA Exam Score Release Dates

The official CPA Exam score release dates are updated by the AICPA each year. NASBA (the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) will release CPA Exam scores to candidates and State Boards. Below, you will find the 2021 score release dates that have been announced. Note that, per the AICPA, candidates waiting on BEC scores may need to wait an additional week due to the additional analysis required for written communication tasks.

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2021 Score Release

If you take your Exam on or before: Your target score release date is:
June 8 June 16
June 30 July 13
July 23 August 10
August 15 August 24
September 7 September 15
September 30 October 12
October 23 November 9
November 15 November 23
December 8 December 16
December 31 January 11


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to take the exam?

Candidates must complete a thorough CPA Exam application process. To make that a little easier, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the CPA Exam.

How do I schedule an exam?

The CPA exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers. To schedule your exam, have your NTS handy and visit You can choose the testing center most convenient for you by using the location tool provided during scheduling. As described above, there are specific testing windows each quarter. The CPA Exam is typically not administered during the last month of every quarter, so be sure to plan accordingly. Learn more about this process in our step-by-step guide on how to apply for the CPA Exam.

How are the testing windows and score release dates determined?

The testing windows and official CPA Exam score release dates are determined by the AICPA each year. Check back with Surgent for the latest information on testing windows and score release dates.

Where do I get my CPA Exam results?

For most candidates, Prometric sends Exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours after you complete testing. Exam data files received after the AICPA cutoff dates will be bumped to the subsequent scheduled target score release date. If you take the BEC section, you might receive your score approximately one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that may be required for the written communication tasks. In some states, NASBA releases CPA Exam scores directly to candidates. In other states, the scores go through the state boards, who in turn release them to candidates. Check with your state board to verify the process in your state.


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