CPA Exam Release Dates

CPA Exam Release Dates: April/May (Q2) Testing Window

According to AICPA Insights, the Uniform CPA Exam release dates are as follows for the second quarter of 2016. As you can see in the table below, the target release is contingent upon when you actually take a section of the CPA Exam and when the AICPA actually receives your section’s data file from Prometric. For example, if you took FAR on May 20 and the AICPA receives your FAR data file on May 24, you should expect that your score will be released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) by June 9. However, say the AICPA does not receive your data file from Prometric until June 3, then you should expect that your score will be released by NASBA by June 21. The one caveat is that although you know when you took your section of the CPA Exam, you do not know when the AICPA actually received your data file. As a result, you would not know when your target release date would be if you fall in the May 16 to May 31 category.

April/May (Q2) Testing Window

If you take your test on or before: And the AICPA receives your examination data files from Prometric by 11:59 PM (EST) on: Your score will be released by the target release date:
April 20 April 20 May 5
May 15 May 15 May 24
May 31 June 1 June 9
May 31 After June 1 June 21

CPA Exam Release Dates: Target Release vs Actual Release

The table above presents the target release date in which you should expect to receive your exam scores. However, these dates are not set in stone as far as when you will actually receive your exam scores. This caveat is especially true for BEC since BEC includes written communication tasks, which could take more time to assess. If you do not receive your score on the target date above, be on the lookout but please do not press refresh on the NASBA site 1,000 times in a row. Pressing refresh will not make your scores appear any faster. Your results on the section that you are trying to see have already been determined. Instead try to focus on more productive activities such as the remaining sections of the CPA Exam. If you have no other sections left to take, then relax and go have some fun. Your results will be waiting for you after you have a great time. As always, remember to breathe.

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