CPA Exam Score Release Dates

When will you get your score back?

When are the CPA exam scores released?

The AICPA and NASBA switched to continuous testing for the CPA exam in 2020. Rather than scores only being released once every quarter, CPA exam scores will now be released on a rolling or continuous basis through the year. CPA exam scores are released at least once and month, with some months having CPA exam scores released twice! So why is this important for you to know? 

It is important because you can plan your CPA exam testing schedule around the next score release date. There is nothing worse than sitting for a specific section of the CPA exam, and then having to wait several weeks or longer to get your score back! Even if you fail a section, you can now plan to sit for your retake as soon as you can get a testing date at your local Prometric Center. 

As an FYI, the AICPA and NASBA release the CPA exam scores for some states the night before the scheduled release date (typically 8pm EST). Be ready and check the NASBA Twitter feed as they typically announce when the scores will be released!

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What is the process for releasing the CPA exam scores?

Once you sit for a section of the CPA at Prometric, Prometric sends the exam data files to the AICPA within 24 hours. Once the AICPA has the score information, they share the score information with NASBA. NASBA then releases the score information through the CPA candidate portal based on the score release dates (detailed below). 

What are the CPA exam release dates in 2022?​

The table below is the expected CPA exam score release date for CPA candidates that sit for a section of the CPA exam from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. 

If you take your exam on/before: Your target score release date is:
July 23, 2022
August 9, 2022
August 15, 2022
August 23, 2022
September 7, 2022
September 15, 2022
October 1, 2022
October 11, 2022
October 23, 2022
November 8, 2022
November 15, 2022
November 23, 2022
December 8, 2022
December 16, 2022
January 1, 2023
January 10, 2023

What are the CPA exam release dates in 2023?

The table below is the expected CPA exam score release date for CPA candidates that sit for a section of the CPA exam from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023. 

If you take your exam on/before: Your target score release date is:
January 23, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 9, 2023
March 17, 2023
March 31, 2023
April 11, 2023
April 23, 2023
May 9, 2023
May 16, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 8, 2023
June 16, 2023
June 30, 2023
July 11, 2023

How to check your CPA exam score?

This is a pretty important day for you, so don’t wait until the last minute to figure out how to check your score! For a majority of states, a CPA candidate can obtain their CPA exam score from NASBA’s candidate portal

However, CPA candidates from California, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, and North Dakota will need to navigate to the state board of accountancy’s website to retrieve their CPA exam score. These states may also release the scores on a separate schedule from those states that use the NASBA candidate portal. This may be frustrating for you, but just be patient and remain calm. Your score will come!

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Frequently Asked Questions about CPA Score Release

After the AICPA releases scores to NASBA, they are forwarded to Boards of Accountancy for approval and released to candidates. Boards of Accountancy determine the actual score release schedule. Candidates should note, however, that all scores may not be released at the same time. Additionally, candidates who test on the same day may receive scores at different times due to differences in necessary quality control procedures.

Your target release date is based on the date you sat for the specific section. Reference the tables above to learn more. 

Yes, however, the chances of reversing your score are low since the exams are computer graded. The process is expensive and unless you are appealing your BEC score, it is unlikely you will succeed. 

There is no specific time provided by NASBA. However, typically on a score release day, NASBA will confirm the estimated time that scores will be posted. Lately, NASBA has been posting scores the day before the target release date at 8pm EST.

NASBA recommends that you contact your the state accountancy board for your registered state. 

If you receiving a passing score, you will not receive a diagnostic report. If you fail, you will receive a diagnostic report, which will provides a high-level breakdown on what blueprint topics you were weaker, comparable, or stronger versus other candidates that sat for the CPA exam in the same testing window. 

The eyeball trick is no longer available after NASBA performed a system upgrade. 

Learn more by visiting the AICPA website