Applying for the Uniform CPA ExaminationBefore applying for the Uniform CPA Examination through CPA Examination Services (CPAES), please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s education 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 your application online. You are permitted 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. To apply for the CPA Examination online, you will be asked to create a user account in 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. NASBA Advisory Evaluation District of Columbia offers the NASBA Advisory Evaluation as an optional service. An Advisory Evaluation will identify any academic deficiencies in your education before you submit a first-time application for the Exam. Please visit CPA Central for more information about submitting an Advisory Evaluation in this jurisdiction. You must create a CPA Central user account to begin the Advisory Evaluation process.
ResidencyThere is not a residency requirement for the jurisdiction of District of Columbia.
Eligibility for ExaminationAs a first-time applicant who has not previously taken the examination in accordance with District of Columbia’s requirements, you must:
Materials to Be Submitted
If you who have completed the educational requirement at the time of application:
If you have completed educational requirements at institutions outside the U.S., you must:
Applicants with DisabilitiesIn accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, examination administration accommodations are available, should you qualify. Please download the Testing Accommodations Request Form for more information.
First-Time ApplicationAll first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application (Once you have been found eligible, your candidate status will change to Re-examination Applicant.) Application Fee – $170.00
Re-Exam ApplicationAll re-examination applicants are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of re-exam registration. Registration Fee – $85.00
Examination FeesWhen applying you may select 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. Auditing and Attestation (AUD) – $238.15 Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) – $238.15 Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) – $238.15 Regulation (REG) – $238.15
Refund PolicyThere 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.
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.
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