Scoring and Re-examination

To pass the CPA exam, you must receive a grade of at least 75 in each of the subjects covered by the exam. If you pass the entire exam and comply with all applicable statutes and rules, you will be notified by mail that you have passed. If you do not earn a score of at least 75, you will need to retake the exam section.

Scoring

Exam scores will be reported by the AICPA to NASBA in two waves on an accelerated schedule. Candidates who test in the first month of a testing window may qualify for earlier receipt of scores, depending on the examination content, the exam volume and the distribution of examinees within the testing window. The remaining grades will be issued approximately two to four weeks after a testing window has closed.

Scoring may vary for each jurisdiction.

If you pass some, but not all of the sections
A candidate who has passed one or more sections of the CPA exam has earned conditioned status.

There is no need to reach a minimum score on other portions of the exam to earn the conditioned status.

Once a candidate has earned conditioned status, he/she must complete the remaining exam sections within 18 months.

Re-examination

Re-examination candidates are those who have previously taken the CPA exam as a candidate of the State of Minnesota.

Re-exam candidates must complete an online registration.

There is a modified CPA exam fee schedule for re-examination candidates. To see the current fees, go to NASBA's exam fees page and look under the "Fees" header.

AICPA 2019 CPA Exam Score Release Dates

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy will release scores to boards of accountancy based upon the target score release dates listed in the tables below. Some boards may require at least one day beyond the published target release date in the table to process and release scores.

Testing Window: January 1 - March 10 (Q1)

If you take your Exam

on/before:

….and the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on: Your target score release date is:
January 20 January 20 February 5
February 14 February 14 February 26
February 28 February 28 March 8
March 10 March 11 March 19

Testing Window: April 1 - June 10 (Q2)

If you take your Exam

on/before:

….and the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on: Your target score release date is:
April 20 April 20 May 7
May 15 May 15 May 23
May 31 May 31 June 11
June 10 June 11 June 19

Testing Window: July 1 -September 10 (Q3)

If you take your Exam

on/before:

….and the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on: Your target score release date is:
July 20 July 20 August 6
August 14 August 14 August 22
August 31 August 31 September 10
September 10 September 11 September 19

Testing Window: October 1 -December 10 (Q4)

If you take your Exam

on/before:

….and the AICPA receives your Exam data files from Prometric by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on: Your target score release date is:
October 20 October 20 November 5
November 14 November 14 November 22
November 30 November 30 December 10
December 10 December 11 December 19

    The 2019 score release dates are now available as is the CPA Exam Schedule. Additional information regarding scoring can be found on the AICPA's website along with additional FAQs