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Checklist for CPA Exam Day

So you have your test scheduled for the CPA exam, but have you thought about what exactly you need to do prior to sitting down at the computer at the prometric center? Everyone will have their own checklist or routine, but please think about it ahead of time! I have listed out below what was on my checklist when I sat for the CPA exam!

1) Triple check your test date location and time – I learned this the hard way and I actually missed my exam. The day before, please confirm your test date location and time. Do the same thing the morning of! You do not want to miss your exam or be late! This will be on your NTS, which you have to bring with you!

2) Plan your meals and morning – Plan what time you will wake up! Depending on when your exam is scheduled for, you might eat breakfast and lunch. Eat a meal that won’t make you tired or upset your stomach! If you have other time in the morning/afternoon before you exam, think about whether you are going to study or relax!

3) Plan the commute – Know exactly how long it will take you to arrive at the Prometric center and the route you plan to take. Make sure you account for rush hour traffic or any other traffic delays that could be possible like construction. I would plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before you are scheduled to start your exam.

4) Pump yourself up in the car – When you arrive at the Prometric center, take a few minutes to collect yourself. Take a few deep breaths. Listen or sing your pump up song. Take a final look at your notes. My point is that you do not need to put your car in park and run inside.

5) Walk in and crush it – This one is self explanatory. You’ve worked hard for weeks/months, so be confident in what you know or don’t know. Go in and slay the section your studying for!

6) Go celebrate and unwind – Simply sitting for an exam is a big accomplishment in itself. Celebrate the milestone by doing something you absolutely love! Go to your favorite bar/restaurant, go enjoy a hobby, or go home and just relax!

If you have any other helpful tips, shoot us an email at [email protected]!

Best of luck and go crush your exam!


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