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The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam is a four part test to become a licensed accountant. During a testing window, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) will release scores in two sets of waves. Scores usually come out in the middle of the second month of the window and at the middle of the month during the no-testing period. Generally, most candidates can check scores from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). If candidates live in state that is not a NASBA state, then NASBA does not release their scores but NASBA will point the candidates to the proper location to check their scores through the same process as checking their scores on NASBA. The following are not NASBA states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Go to nasba.org.
Click "CPA Exam."
Click on the state the candidate is taking the exam.
Click "Scores." If the candidate's state is not a NASBA state, after clicking "Scores" the page will provide instructions for finding their score.
Enter the candidates "Section ID Number." This number is the number provided on the candidate's "Notice to Schedule." Then enter the candidate's date of birth.
Click "Submit." If the score is released, this web page will display the score in the white box on the lower right-hand side of the screen.
Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.