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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prometric Test Center ClosuresWe 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) ExtensionsAll 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 ExtensionsAll 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.