Listed below are the jurisdictions that currently participate in the International Administration of the CPA Examination:
Your residency status determines the test centers in which you are eligible to take the Uniform CPA Examination. To find out where you are eligible to take the examination, see the table below:
Certain jurisdictions have specific rules and requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, as well as qualifying for CPA licensure after passing the examination. Before applying in any jurisdiction to take the CPA Examination in an international location, be sure to read:
Regardless of which Board of Accountancy has declared you eligible for the examination, in addition to paying any domestic testing fees, you must pay additional fees for each examination section you plan to take internationally.
Those fees per examination section are:
|Auditing and Attestation (AUD)||$309.65|
|Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)||$328.75|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)||$309.65|
Beginning on January 1, 2013, the CPA Exam will be offered during the first two months of the testing window, the same as candidates sitting for the exam in the 55 state board jurisdictions; that is, during the months of January and February, April and May, July and August and October and November.
To schedule the CPA Examination in an international location:
1. Apply for the examination through a participating state board from the above list. When you submit your application, you may be required to submit some or all of the application and examination fees.
2. After receiving your Notice to Schedule, you may then register to take the examination in an international location and pay the additional fees per examination section. Note: These fees are non-refundable.
a. To complete the registration, please choose the jurisdiction in which you wish to apply from the list above.
b. Next, click the Apply to Test Internationally link to pay the international fees and complete your international registration. You will be asked to provide identifying information, as well as information from your NTS. You will also need a valid Passport or National ID Card in order to register. Candidates who complete the registration process can attend the selected examination section(s) in the selected international location only.
1) If your Mother’s Maiden Name was not entered on your original application, enter “Unknown” where Mother’s Maiden Name is requested.
2) When trying to pay the additional international fees, all of your candidate information must match what we already have in the system.
Note: After the registration process is complete for each examination section, you will need to wait at least 24 hours before you schedule your appointment at the testing center through Prometric. Initially, the examination will be offered internationally during a one-month testing window per calendar year quarter.
* Scores for international candidates will be released on the same timeline as domestic scores.