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. Please read the Candidate Guide before submitting your application.
Once you are ready to begin the application process, sign up for an Okta account through https://dashboard.nasba.org. You will receive an email to verify your Okta account creation. You can log into your application dashboard and click the CPA Portal button. Next, there will be an option to select ‘New Candidate,’ where you can enter your new candidate information, or ‘Existing Candidate,’ where you can enter information to match the application information we already have on file. You will receive a second email verifying your enrollment into the CPA Portal. Once completed, you will have access to your CPA Portal, where you can submit online applications and payments, maintain your candidate information, and view and print your receipts, Notice to Schedules (NTS), and Score Notices. When applying for Exam sections, you may only do so for one Exam section per exam section application. You may submit more than one Exam section application but are only allowed one NTS per Exam section. You should only apply for the Exam section if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
New candidates who require an educational evaluation and plan on taking BEC before December 15, 2023, must submit their educational evaluation no later than October 1, 2023.
Once you have been found eligible for the CPA Exam, you must complete your Exam Section Application for BEC no later than November 12, 2023.
Re-exam candidates that have already been approved for a prior NTS (any section) must apply for a BEC NTS before November 12, 2023.
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.
Education Evaluation Application
Before you can apply for an exam section you must first be deemed eligible for the CPA Exam. Florida candidates must submit their Evaluation Application and associated application fees directly to the Florida Board. Once you obtain approval from the Board, you will receive a Jurisdiction ID number. After receiving this Jurisdiction ID you must then create and activate a CPA Portal Account. Once your CPA Portal account is created you will use your Florida Jurisdiction ID after selecting the “existing candidate” option to match the Florida Approval to your CPA Portal Account.
Exam Section Application
Once you have matched your Florida Jurisdiction ID to your CPA Portal Account using the “Existing candidate” action, you may then apply for a specific exam section. You can only apply for one exam section per application. You are advised to only apply for the exam section if you are ready to take it. Your Notice to Schedule will be valid for a limited amount of time, and you must take the exam section listed on the NTS within this time frame or you will lose those fees paid.
Exam Section Application Fee: 344.80
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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