Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination
Before applying for the Uniform CPA Examination through CPA Examination Services (CPAES), please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s educational requirements to determine if you are eligible to apply as a first-time candidate. You are also advised to read The Candidate Bulletin before submitting applications online. 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.
You may register online via credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover only). 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.
Send any additional required information or documents to:
CPA Examination Services – KS
Materials to be Submitted with Application
Please allow up to two weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.
Applicants with Disabilities
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, examination administration accommodations are available, should you qualify. Please download the ADA Modification Form for more information.
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 first examination section passed was taken.
Credit for any section passed shall be valid for 18 months from the actual date the examination sections were taken. 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 of Examination Credit
If you wish to transfer credit from another jurisdiction into Kansas, you must have earned the credit under the same rules that are in effect in Kansas. If you have passed two or more sections of the CPA examination under another jurisdiction, you shall be given conditional credit by this Board, provided you have established residence in Kansas and are still eligible to be considered a re-examination candidate in the original state where credit was earned.
All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. 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
To be eligible to take the Examination as a first-time candidate, you must:
Not to exceed a total of six hours, up to three hours of course requirements specified above may be waived by the Board for good cause and upon receipt of satisfactory verification that you have otherwise met the requirement.
NOTE: The Kansas Board allows you to apply for the exam while courses and/or degree are in progress. You will not receive your Notice To Schedule (NTS) until the education requirement has been met and final official transcripts are received.
The Kansas Board allows you to apply for the exam while courses and/or degree are in progress. You will not receive your Notice To Schedule (NTS) until the education requirement has been met and your final official transcripts are received.
You are permitted to apply up to eight weeks prior to completing your education. You must have all educational transcripts and/or international evaluation reports submitted at the time of application. If your courses are in progress or your degree is not conferred, you may submit an application with a transcript showing in-progress courses and the date of anticipated degree conferral. The NTS will not be sent until you have met the education requirement and your final official transcript has been received.
If you who have completed the educational requirement at the time of application:
If you have earned education credentials outside the U.S., you must:
You must physically live in Kansas, or have a place of business in Kansas as a public accountant, or be employed full-time in a public accounting firm in Kansas. This requirement applies to all first-time and re-examination candidates.
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