Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination
All first-time applicants must submit an initial application directly to the Florida Board. To do so, please visit the Florida Board of Accountancy website. You are also advised to read The Candidate Bulletin before submitting your application.
Once you obtain approval from the Board, you will receive a Jurisdiction ID number. You may then apply online to take the examination, or contact CPA Examination Services at 800-CPA-EXAM or 615-880-4250 to apply.
NOTICE: You are considered a “first-time applicant” once you have been found eligible per Florida Board requirements and have contacted CPA Examination Services and registered for the examination. After this process, you are then considered a “re-exam” candidate regardless of the previous section(s) applied for, and are subject to the re-examination registration and examination fees.
You may register online via credit card. To apply for the CPA Examination online, you will be asked to create a user account upon your first usage of our online application tool. If you’ve previously applied for the CPA Examination outside of our online application tool (via paper application or other method), you will need to import your previous application information. To do this, you will need to know the jurisdiction in which you sat for the examination as a first-time candidate, and your Jurisdiction ID Number. If you need your Jurisdiction ID number, click here. Registering for a user account will allow you to apply for the exam, maintain your current information, view your scores, check your application status and reprint your Notice(s) To Schedule.
Applicants with Disabilities
For ADA modification consideration, all Florida candidates must contact Lynne Gwaltney at the Florida Bureau of Education and Testing at (850) 487-9755.
You may take the required test sections individually and in any order, but are required to pass all four sections of the examination within a rolling 18 month period, which begins on the date the score for the first examination section passed was released.
Credit for any section passed shall be valid for 18 months from the actual date the examination scores were released. Examination credit expires by section. You will lose credit for each section passed outside the 18 month period, and will have to retake those sections.
Transfer Grades/Scores & License Verification
Please contact the Florida Board regarding transfer of your passed scores.
All first-time candidates are to submit the application fee with the first-time application, both of which are to be sent directly to the FL board (no testing fees charged at that time). Once you obtain approval from the Board, you will receive a Jurisdiction ID number. You may then apply online to take the examination, or contact CPA Examination Services at 800-CPA-EXAM or 615-880-4250 to apply. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.
You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
There is no provision for withdrawing from the examination and/or requesting an extension of your current Notices to Schedule (NTS). Application and/or examination fees are not refundable. If you have an extreme circumstance, you may request an NTS extension or a partial refund of your examination fees under specific circumstances utilizing the Exception to Policy Form.
Eligibility for Examination
Please visit the Florida Board of Accountancy website.
There is not a residency requirement for the state of Florida.
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