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Find out what’s new with CPA Exam announcements

7 months ago · 1 min read

If you’re studying for the CPA Exam, you need to keep track of the latest announcements. The AICPA uses this page to post announcements related to test content, test administration, and other topics relevant to CPA Exam candidates.

2021 announcements

CPA Exam Testing Now Available in Israel and Saudi Arabia (May 5, 2021)
Eligible Middle East-based candidates who are interested in sitting for the CPA Exam have access to testing in two new countries: Israel and Saudi Arabia. Prometric test centers in Tel Aviv, Israel and Riyadh, Jeddah, and Khobar in Saudi Arabia began offering the CPA Exam today. Along with candidates from these two countries, others eligible to sit for the CPA Exam in Israel and Saudi Arabia include candidates with valid citizenship or long-term residency in Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen, and the U.S. Schedule your CPA Exam today at prometric.com.

South Korea/Japan testing extended until end of year. (February 1, 2021)
To continue supporting candidates who typically test at the Guam test center, testing in South Korea, as well as expanded testing in Japan, is extended until the end of 2021.

2020 announcements

Updated CPA Exam Blueprints (November 20, 2020)


Review the latest Blueprints if you plan to test July 1, 2021 or later. For details about what’s changed, review the CPA Exam Practice Analysis final report.

CPA Exam testing coming to Nepal (October 29, 2020)

Kathmandu will become the latest CPA Exam testing location when administration of the Exam begins in Nepal on December 1. Eligible candidates from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and the United States may begin scheduling their Exams on November 1, 2020. Testing will be offered year-round.

Middle East candidates gain testing options (October 29, 2020)

Egypt and Jordan join other Middle East countries where the CPA Exam is offered. The new testing countries have the same eligibility as existing locations. Candidates from Bahrain, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, U.S. and Yemen may sit for the CPA Exam in Egypt and Jordan. Testing begins on November 1, 2020.

Temporary testing in S. Korea; Expanded in Japan (September 19, 2020)

To address the impact of COVID-19 on candidates who utilize the Guam testing center, CPA Exam testing will temporarily open in the Republic of Korea with testing opportunities also opening in Japan. Qualified candidates with valid citizenship or long-term residency from the following countries may test in the Republic of Korea or Japan October 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Singapore, Republic of the Philippines, Taiwan, and the U.S. Scheduling for the Republic of Korea or Japan opens September 24, 2020. All candidates testing at international testing centers must pay an examination administration fee before scheduling with Prometric.

CPA Exam pilot to launch in India (April 2, 2020)

During this extraordinarily challenging time, we know you have many concerns — the health of your families and friends, your co-workers and your communities. We want to help alleviate another concern you may have — taking your U.S. CPA Examination. We recognize that current travel restrictions, test center closures and other factors make it difficult or impossible for you to take the U.S. CPA Exam as planned. So, to support you on your pathway to CPA licensure, and to maintain your health and safety, we will administer the Exam in India as a pilot at Prometric test centers in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Trivandrum.

Starting April 2, Indian candidates may schedule to take any U.S. CPA Exam section only during the months of June and September 2020. We are hopeful Prometric’s test centers will be open by that time, and we will keep you informed of any developments. For questions about international testing, please review our FAQs. Our thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time.

The AICPA, NASBA and Prometric are doing what we can to help you on your journey to U.S. CPA.

Candidates gain greater convenience with July 1 continuous testing. (March 31, 2020)

As of July 1, 2020, testing windows will be replaced by continuous testing, giving candidates the flexibility to take the CPA Exam when it’s most convenient to their schedule. Check out the score release dates for continuous testing.

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