CPA Examination

Applicants wishing to sit for the examination must:

  1. Submit an application, official transcripts, and pay a $50.00 application fee (Click here to Apply Online).
  2. Be of Good Moral Character as outlined in Section 473.306(2)(b), F.S.
  3. Meet the Education Requirements (Click here to read the Education Requirements), and
  4. Submit the Authorization for Interstate Exchange of Examination and Licensure Information form (This form is required if you have ever sat in another jurisdiction, even if no sections of the exam were passed. Please contact your home state to determine if there is a processing fee required to submit your information to Florida.) NOTE: If your home jurisdiction does not verify scores, you will have to order them from NASBA.

For more information relating to the actual exam, please visit:


CPA Exam booklet: The Uniform CPA Examination: An Overview of the CPA Examination and Resources to Help You Prepare

In the computer-based testing environment, candidates are able to take the CPA examination in four examination windows annually. An examination window is a three-month period comprised of two months in which the examination can be taken and one month in which the examination will not be offered while routine maintenance is performed and the item bank is refreshed. Please click on the following link to get a list of available testing sites:

For examination dates and locations visit the Examination Information page.

Preparing for the Examination

NASBA publishes a Candidate Bulletin, which contains valuable information for anyone who plans take to the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.  The Candidate Bulletin includes information regarding the application process, how to schedule exams, reschedule appointments, center closings, the time allotted for exam sections, acceptable identification, penalties for misconduct, reviewing scores, and exam tips, just to name a few.  To download the bulletin, please click here.

2019 Score Release Timeline for July 1 – September 10 (Q3)

Note: Some boards of accountancy require at least one day beyond the published target release date in the table to process and release exam scores.

July – September (Q3) Testing Window
Testing Dates July 1 – September 10, 2019
If you take your Exam on/before ….and the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on: Target score release date is:
July 20 July 20 August 6
August 14 August 14 August 22
August 31 August 31 September 10
September 10 September 11 September 19

Keep in mind:

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

We encourage candidates to visit the Psychometrics and Scoring page on the Exams website at for information about score release and the scoring process.

The information above was provided to the board by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

Need Help?

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Roger Scarborough, Director
Division of Certified Public Accounting
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Telephone: 850.487.1395
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