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Once you have met Connecticut's educational requirements to sit for the
CPA exam (see page 85), you may start the application process.
1. Contact NASBA (National Association of State Boards of
Accountancy) and apply to sit for the exam at
or call
800-CPA-EXAM (800-272-3926.)
Application and exam fees are generally non-refundable, so you should
not apply to sit for a section of the exam until you are ready.
For first-time applicants it may take up to six weeks for NASBA to process
applications and determine candidate eligibility. (Applications to retake
or schedule additional parts of the exam usually are processed within a
few days.)
2. Fees
Only apply and pay exam fees for the sections you will be taking in a six-
month period. Applicable fees are only valid for a six-month testing
All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and
an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-
examination candidates
are required to pay both a registration fee and
an examination fee at the time of registration.
3. Get your Notice to Schedule (NTS) from NASBA.
Once your application is processed, you have been deemed eligible to
take one or more sections of the exam, and all fees have been paid, you
will receive an NTS from NASBA.
4. Schedule your testing date with Prometric.
Schedule one or more exam testing dates through Prometric at
The NTS is valid for one testing event for each exam section or six months
for each exam section, whichever comes first. (This includes non-testing
Exam appointments must be scheduled at least five days in advance of
the test date. However, it is recommended to schedule at least 45 days
before the desired test date(s) to increase the likelihood of receiving first
choice of date, time, and location.
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