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August 12, 2020

Important News Alert!
• CPA Exam Extensions and Continuous Testing
We are aware that Texas CPA Exam candidates are still experiencing testing difficulties and delays due to recent sporadic test center closures and other COVID related complications. All Texas CPA Exam candidates with one or more credits on the CPA Exam that will expire on or before September 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit to December 31, 2020. Currently the Board is not considering extensions of the credit beyond December 31, 2020. However, as of July 1, 2020, CPA Exam testing windows have been replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round. This allows applicants who receive a failing score to immediately reapply and retest. It is possible to take the same section of the Exam 2-3 times within a quarter, which reduces the time candidates may need to study and retake a section. Please continue to visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.

July 27, 2020

Important News Alert!
Board Eliminates In-Person Class Requirements
An amendment to Board Rule 511.57 allows Texas CPA Exam applicants to take the 30 semester hours of upper level accounting in any format established by the university and has eliminated the required 15 hours of face-to-face accounting courses. More info about requirements for examination

July 1, 2020

Important News Alert!
CPA Exam Continuous Testing Begins July 1
Starting July 1, 2020, CPA Exam testing windows will be replaced by continuous testing, allowing candidates to take the Exam year-round. Under the continuous testing model, scores will be released on a rolling basis and candidates will be able to retake a failed section without restrictions. The new model replaces quarterly testing windows that only permitted candidates to test during specified dates. The new continuous testing model provides greater candidate flexibility and convenience, with more than 75 additional testing dates available throughout the year. According to Prometric, 3,465 test events have already been scheduled between September 11-30, 2020, a previous blackout period, signifying increased flexibility and frequency in candidate testing. Visit the AICPA's CPA Exam Score Release page and watch this video for more info.

June 2, 2020

Important News Alert!   CPA Exam Test Centers Update
As of June 1, 2020, a limited number of Prometric test centers in Texas are open at full capacity. Please check the "Site Occupancy Status" column on the Prometric site openings webpage. Candidates will receive an email from Prometric three days before their test date to confirm their appointment, and to acknowledge and agree to testing guidelines. If you are uncomfortable or unable to test for any reason, you can reschedule your appointment via self-service here, prior to your testing date.

May 19, 2020

Important News Alert!   Board Grants Additional Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures

• Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with a Notice to Schedule (NTS) expiring between April 1 – September 30, 2020, will be extended until December 31, 2020.

• CPA Exam Credit Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with one or more credits on the CPA Exam that will expire on or before September 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit to December 31, 2020.

Notice to Schedule and CPA Exam Credit Extensions will be communicated to NASBA and reflected on the candidates’ secure files on the Board’s website at www.tsbpa.texas.gov.

Visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.

May 19, 2020
Important News Alert!   Board Grants Application of Intent Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures
We understand that Texas CPA Exam candidates are having difficulty finding open testing sites and scheduling appointments so that they can test before the expiration of the Application of Intent. The Board has authorized the extension of approved Applications of Intent to December 31, 2020.

Visit Prometric’s website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.


May 13, 2020

Important News Alert! Prometric Contact Form
Candidates who have questions or need assistance to schedule their appointment to take the CPA Exam can fill out an online contact form on Prometric's website for the quickest response.

May 13, 2020

Important News Alert! Preparing for Your Fingerprinting Appointment - Photos and Masks
As part of the fingerprinting process, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires candidates and CPAs to be photographed. Individuals who wear a face mask to their fingerprinting appointment will be informed that it will be necessary to remove the mask to have their photo taken so they can be easily identified. IdentoGO staff has been advised to maintain six feet distance when possible. Individuals who decline to remove their mask will be asked to reschedule their appointment for a later date.

May 1, 2020

Important News Alert! New CPA Exam Testing FAQs
Read NASBA's new CPA Exam Testing FAQs

April 24, 2020

Important News Alert! CPA Exam Test Centers Reopen on May 1, 2020

The CPA profession is considered an essential service. Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, plans to reopen test centers beginning May 1 at centers where government regulations and guidelines allow. Social distancing guidelines and other safety measures will be implemented. All candidates with May appointments will be contacted by Prometric to either confirm or cancel appointments, as necessary, either because of new social distancing requirements or because their test center is not yet reopening. Candidates should visit Prometric's website and NASBA's website and check them frequently for updates.

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of test takers and staff, specific social distancing procedures will be implemented. This will require that fewer testing appointments will be available in order to allow appropriate distance between test takers in the centers. Additional operating guidelines will include allowing candidates to wear masks and gloves, wiping down all work surfaces between test events, ongoing disinfection of test centers and more. Information and instructions about new procedures at test centers will be provided to all scheduled candidates.

April 13, 2020
Important News Alert! Prometric Test Center Closures Extended Until April 30, 2020

Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, will extend the closure of all test centers in the U.S. and Canada until April 30, 2020, with planned resumption of testing on May 1. If your exam appointment is impacted by these closure extensions, you will receive a cancellation email from Prometric with instructions to reschedule. Candidates should visit Prometric's website and check it frequently for updates related to test center closures.

March 27, 2020
Important News Alert! NASBA Invokes Emergency Testing Period

The 20Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020. The NASBA/AICPA/Prometric Contract Steering Group has made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period in anticipation of the reopening of Prometric test centers on April 16, 2020, and in response to the COVID-19 situation. Additionally, NASBA will extend all NTSs expiring between April 1 – June 30, 2020, until September 30, 2020, and Prometric will waive all rescheduling fees.

March 26, 2020
Important News Alert! Board Temporarily Accepting Electronic Transcripts

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the shelter-in-place orders established for states and municipalities, the Board is temporarily accepting electronic transcripts and e-scripts to document the educational coursework completed and degrees awarded for individuals who submitted the Application of Intent. The electronic transcripts/e-scripts must come to the Board directly from the Registrar's office at the educational institution. Please ask your Registrar's office to send your electronic transcripts/e-scripts to: transcripts@tsbpa.texas.gov.

March 17, 2020
Important News Alert! Board Grants Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures

Prometric Test Center Closures
We were notified that effective March 18, 2020, Prometric, the CPA Exam testing services provider, will be closing all test centers in the U.S. and Canada and anticipates re-opening centers on April 16, 2020. Candidates with an existing appointment will receive email instructions on how to reschedule to a future date, once it is safe to resume testing. No rescheduling fees will be applied. VisitPrometric's website to search for available appointments and for updates related to test center closures.

Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with a Notice to Schedule (NTS) expiring between April 1 - June 30, 2020, will be extended until September 30, 2020.

CPA Exam Credit Extensions
All Texas CPA Exam candidates with one or more credits on the CPA Exam that will expire on or before June 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit to September 30, 2020.

Notice to Schedule and CPA Exam Credit Extensions will be communicated to NASBA and reflected on the candidates’ secure files on the Board’s website atwww.tsbpa.texas.gov.


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