International Administration of the Uniform CPA Examination

In conjunction with the AICPA and Prometric, NASBA provides the opportunity for international administration of the Uniform CPA Examination (Exam) to be offered in India, Nepal, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Philippines.

The Exam application process is basically the same for U.S. and international candidates. In order to qualify to take the Exam outside the U.S., you will have to establish your eligibility through a jurisdiction participating in the international administration of the Exam. Jurisdictions who do not currently participate in the international administration of the Exam are listed below.

To test in an international location, you must first select a participating U.S. jurisdiction, contact the Board of Accountancy (or its designee) in that jurisdiction to obtain application materials, and submit a completed application and required fees as instructed. After receiving the Notice to Schedule (NTS), you may then use the NTS to apply to take the Exam in an international location. 

Qualified Uniform CPA Examination candidates in participating jurisdictions will have the option of testing at any international location where the CPA Exam is currently offered. Below is a list of all international locations offering the CPA Exam:

  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Germany
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • United Arab Emirates

Scores for candidates testing at an international location are released on the same timeline as domestic scores.

Participating Jurisdictions

    The following jurisdictions DO NOT currently participate in the international administration of the Exam:

    North Carolina
    Virgin Islands

    Certain jurisdictions have specific rules and requirements to sit for the Exam, as well as qualifying for CPA licensure after passing the Exam. Before applying in any jurisdiction to take the Exam in an international location, be sure to read:


          Regardless of which Board of Accountancy has declared you eligible for the Exam, in addition to paying any domestic testing fees, you must pay additional fees for each Exam section you plan to take internationally.

          Those fees per Exam section are:

          Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $390.00
          Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) $390.00
          Information Systems and Controls (ISC) $390.00
          Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) $390.00
          Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $390.00
          Regulation (REG) $390.00


                To schedule the Exam in an international location:

                • After you apply for the Exam through a Board participating in the international administration and you receive your Notice to Schedule, you may then apply to take the Exam in an international location and pay the additional fees per Exam section. Note: These fees are non-refundable.
                • You will need a valid Passport or National ID Card in order to apply. You can attend the selected Exam section(s) in the selected international location only. During the application process:
                  • If your Mother’s Maiden Name was not entered on your original application, enter “Unknown” where Mother’s Maiden Name is requested.
                  • When trying to pay the additional international fees, all of your candidate information must match what we already have in the system.
                • 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.



                Pathway to CPA Exam Quiz
                International CPA Exam FAQ
                CPA Exam Candidates Forum
                (Video) Next Version of the CPA Exam
                AICPA website
                NASBA Candidate Identification Cards
                NASBA International Evaluation Services


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