Sometimes, even our best-made plans can be thrown off, and the CPA exam is no exception. That’s why it’s important to know how to reschedule a CPA exam from the outset.
If you know your Exam Section ID, you can reschedule a CPA exam up to 24 hours before you are due to sit it. However, there are cancellation fees to consider.
You can reschedule a CPA exam at no cost so long as you give at least 30 days’ notice. Beyond this, you can expect to pay a penalty.
You will be charged $35 between five and thirty days, and the entire exam fee is due between one and four days. If you fail to give less than 24 hours’ notice, you’ll either need to take the test or reapply to your state board to take the CPA exam. In this case, provided you’re well enough, it’s best to sit the CPA exam even if you’re not quite ready.
To reschedule a CPA exam, you simply visit the Prometric website and click on the ‘Reschedule/Cancel’ tab located on the left-hand panel. Next, you’ll be asked for your exam confirmation number and the first 4 characters of your last name. Once entered, you’ll be taken to a page to review your exam appointment and reschedule it for another time.
You can reschedule your CPA exam as often as you like, but our advice is to do so as a last resort. It’s much better to keep to a realistic learning schedule rather than rescheduling.