When does the clock start ticking?

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    LexiLexi
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    Hi all,

    For all of you who have passed sections…when does the 18 month clock starts? Is it from the date you took the test you passed or is it from score release date?

    Thank you!

    FAR- Passed

    REG- Passed

    AUD- Passed

    BEC- Passed

    #1728789 Reply
    jenpenjenpen
    Participant

    The clock starts on the date you take the exam.

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    FAR - 82
    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
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    #1728791 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    It starts the day you take it? Uh oh.. I thought it was as soon as you pass the first one!

    #1728801 Reply
    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    That's a really good question. I think the better question is when does it end? According to the AICPA, it ends the last day of the month 18 months from when you took the exam. So if you took the exam on March 9th, tomorrow, your test would expire 18 months later on the last day of that month, September 30, 2019 NOT September 9, 2019. If you plan to sit for your first exam this year, You should factor in the score delays.

    FAR-Mar 9,2020 (failed 71), retest May 21
    BEC-Passed(I had a few stops and starts because I was studying during my busy season. Lost track of my study stats.)
    AUD-Passed(8 weeks,1877 MCQs, and 38 TBSs)-Wiley
    REG-Passed(10 weeks, 2000 MC)-Wiley
    #1728861 Reply
    jenpenjenpen
    Participant

    Hm, that's interesting @PDiddy2000. That's not what my state shows for my expiration dates:

    Exam Date Expires On
    07/03/2017 01/03/2019
    09/07/2017 03/07/2019
    10/30/2017 04/30/2019
    01/17/2018 07/17/2019

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    REG - 78
    Ethics - 95
    Licensed in IL & MO
    #1728920 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I believe your state has the final say on the technicalities of the “clock”. I'd go with whatever information your state provides you, if they're providing any. The TSBPA website tells me when a passing score expires.

    #1728924 Reply
    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    This question was recently asked at an AICPA webinar that I took two weeks ago and my answer is how they answered that same question. Before I took that webinar, I had always heard that the dates are the way that you are describing it.

    FAR-Mar 9,2020 (failed 71), retest May 21
    BEC-Passed(I had a few stops and starts because I was studying during my busy season. Lost track of my study stats.)
    AUD-Passed(8 weeks,1877 MCQs, and 38 TBSs)-Wiley
    REG-Passed(10 weeks, 2000 MC)-Wiley
    #1729430 Reply
    LexiLexi
    Participant

    Thanks all! This is my first passing score and I was worried with the “Score Available Until” column in NASBA, does anyone know what this means? Mine shows a 3/25/2018 date in there

    FAR- Passed

    REG- Passed

    AUD- Passed

    BEC- Passed

    #1729530 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The 3/25/18 is just when the score will be up on that NASBA gateway till… Your board of accountancy will mark when your score expires…I think it's from when the scores are issued…

    #1729691 Reply
    LexiLexi
    Participant

    @anyatver thank you!!

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    REG- Passed

    AUD- Passed

    BEC- Passed

    #1729800 Reply
    SGood
    Participant

    There are 3 different expiration dates… depends on your state, each state does their own thing. The “START DATE” is always the same, the date you TOOK your exam. The “END DATE” is the only thing that will change, its either 18 months from the date you TOOK your exam OR 18 months from when you TOOK your exam THEN to the end of that month OR 18 months from when your TOOK your exam then to the end of the testing window….

    SO, someone who took an exam on 1/1/18 then finds out they passed, would have their expiration (depending on the state) as…. 7/1/19 OR 7/31/19 OR 9/31/19.

    Look at your score notice, then do the math, you can figure out what your state does.

    #1730192 Reply
    Go.For.BrokeGo.For.Broke
    Participant

    @lexi In my experience, the score was good for 18 months, beginning on the last day of the month in which the exam was passed.

    For instance: I passed Audit on 7/3/15. The score was valid until 1/31/17, which is 18 months and 28 days.

    Hope it's the same set-up now.

    Good luck!

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    FAR - 78
    REG - 77
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    #1731098 Reply
    Jim
    Participant

    For Florida the clock starts the day you receive your test score. Here is a link for the Florida candidates

    https://myfloridalicense.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/833/~/how-do-i-calculate-the-rolling-18-month-window-for-completing-all-the-sections

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