Prometric Cancellation

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  • #2974325 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    I just received an email from Prometric stating that my scheduled exam has been cancelled and to not show up to the testing center. Thing is, my exam is on the 27th of April and the email states they're still planning on reopening on the 16th of April…

    Anyone else receive an email like this?

    #2974421 Reply
    TNTTN
    Participant

    My exam is on the 20th but haven't receive'd any email like that from Prometric. I'm in Southern California.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 85
    REG - 81
    ^______^
    #2974442 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    I'm in SoCal as well, I'm so confused:

    Dear candidate,

    We are sorry to inform that your scheduled testing appointment with Prometric has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

    Please do not go to the test center.

    Prometric has been actively engaged in identifying and responding to the potential health risks it presents to you, our test taker, the staff at the testing centers, and other individuals in the impacted areas. We are regularly reviewing guidance provided by local & national governments as well as global health authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) & the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As a result, Prometric has made the decision it is necessary and appropriate to close all testing locations in the United States and Canada beginning March 18. We intend to resume normal testing operations on April 16, unless circumstances require a prolonged closure. We have communicated this status to your testing sponsor organization.

    Prometric will reach out to you within the next 7 to 10 business days to assist you with the impacted exam appointment. Due to unprecedented volumes on our phone lines and email requests, responses during this time will be significantly delayed. We encourage you to visit http://www.prometric.com to view site closures and to obtain updated information on the status of our operations.

    Please disregard this message if you have already been contacted or rescheduled.

    We hope the above information is helpful.

    Thank you,

    Prometric

    #2974739 Reply
    John2018
    Participant

    @ANIMALWITHIN Really? My exam is on April 18…But I don't have any email yet. What about your credit extension? Any information mentioned about credit extension?

    John
    #2974853 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @John2018 I received nothing else but this. At this point they owe me a credit extension for certain. Whether or not they grant it, we shall see but this sucks. While I appreciate the extra time to study, this definitely screws up my time frame. I find it odd that I'm the only one to have received this…

    #2974874 Reply
    CPAHOPECPAHOPE
    Participant

    President Trump has given jurisdictional power to each state in regards to how to deal with the Corona situation. Some states will definitely extend n close prometric centers till 4/30/2020 while others will resume operations on 4/16/2020. It really depends on each states decision.

    AUD - 39
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 56
    REG - 79
    FAR 57,61,57,56 (F*)

    REG 54,49,69,66, 79

    AUD 39(lol)

    BEC 64,60,50(lol),70,67,71,76

    "Theres no limit unless you allow it"

    "Why not?"

    "I dont believe in limits"

    #2974958 Reply
    jbsmooth
    Participant

    Hey,
    sorry to chime in here kind of late, but have you tried emailing examinfo@cba.ca.gov to ask about credit extensions?

    i did and got the following response- not sure if anyone else has:

    Thank you for contacting the California Board of Accountancy (CBA). The CBA will be working with NASBA to accommodate requests to applicants as it relates to extensions for examination-related matters.

    Prometric Test Center Closures
    Prometric has closed its test centers in the United States and Canada, effective March 18, 2020 and anticipate re-opening April 16, 2020.

    Notice to Schedule (NTS) Extensions
    CPA Exam candidates with a NTS expiring between April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020, will be extended to September 30, 2020.

    CPA Exam Credit Extensions
    CPA Exam candidates with one or more CPA Exam credits that will expire on or before June 30, 2020, will be granted a 90-day extension of the credit(s) through September 30, 2020.

    There is no need to contact the Board at this time.

    Please continue to visit the CBA’s website at http://www.cba.ca.gov for the most recent information available. If you still require assistance after reviewing the website, please email us back so that we can answer your questions.

    Thank you for your patience at this time and please know that we will work to process your request as quickly as possible.

    AUD - 80
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 77
    REG - NINJA in Training
    "A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but its persistance."
    #2975000 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @Jbsmooth I don't have a NTS expiring within that time frame so I'm assuming that means I'm not eligible for a credit extension. My first passed section (BEC) expires 7/3/21. However, I'm having to reschedule my exams and delay taking them until I get word from Prometric so CBA/NASBA still owes me a credit extension in my opinion, albeit next year.

    #2975012 Reply
    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    This is my opinion but I think that all credit score expiration dates in place prior to the shutdown of Prometric should be automatically extended based on the length of time Prometric was closed during the testing window. This should be automatic and not require candidates to call 50 different people. As of right now, that would be 16 days.

    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
    #2975027 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @PDiddy2000 I agree with you completely. It remains to be see what they decide.

    #2975516 Reply
    TNTTN
    Participant

    Hi @Animalwithin, I might know why you received Prometric email but I did not. It might due to different location? I signed up to test at Anaheim location, and I just check the closure dates on Prometric website but it did not list Anaheim location. So I guess it will reopen on the 17th.
    https://www.prometric.com/closures

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 85
    REG - 81
    ^______^
    #2975699 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @TNTTN It could be location-dependent. I'm using the Glendale location. I'm assuming they don't plan on re-opening until at least May, hence their email cancelling my exam.

    #2975906 Reply
    AndreAAndreA
    Participant

    I can't even get a new NTS, because CBA closed until April 30. I use Glendale too, hope they will open soon…

    FAR - 73, 78 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 50 SIMs)
    AUD - 73, 81 (WileyCPAexcel 3,000+ MCQs, 40 SIMs)
    BEC - 71, 71, 74 My life is a fucking joke.
    REG - 84 (WileyCPAexcel 2,000 MCQs, 15 SIMs)

    "Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

    #2976038 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @AndreA I manged to get an NTS for my next section that I wanted to register for but after the cancellation happened, no clue when I'll schedule my next section (REG), let alone the section that they cancelled (AUD).

    #2976812 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    Just received the official cancellation. Will have to check Prometric website to see if they're taking reschedules.

    #2976872 Reply
    tmac87
    Participant

    Hey everyone,

    I was scheduled to take BEC on 4/1, and then I got the cancellation email (3/16). I later received (3/26) another email with the following:

    Dear CPA Examination Candidate,

    In anticipation of the reopening of Prometric test centers and in response to the COVID-19 situation, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric have made the decision to invoke an emergency testing period. We understand candidates are concerned about their testing options and, therefore, we are implementing this emergency testing period to provide additional testing opportunities. As part of this procedure, the 20Q2 testing window will be extended from June 10, 2020, to June 30, 2020.

    As previously noted, NASBA will extend all NTSs expiring between April 1 – June 30, 2020, until September 30, 2020, and Prometric will waive all rescheduling fees.

    At that point I saw my NTS for BEC and AUD had been extended until 9/30, and I scheduled BEC for 4/19 and AUD for 5/15. Hope the dates help in establishing timelines. I'm in GA by the way.

    FAR - 62, 65, 62, 71, 68, 80
    REG - 76
    BEC - 79 (Expired), 69, 75 (Expired), 86
    AUD - 89 (Expired), 70, 78 (Expired), 5/31/20
    #2976881 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    Hmm, I don't have any NTS expiring within that window so that extension doesn't apply to me. I now have to reschedule my AUD but I'm not sure of the availability of dates.

    #2977058 Reply
    tmac87
    Participant

    @Animalwithin – Rescheduling/Seat Availability here:

    http://securereg3.prometric.com/landing.aspx?prg=cpa

    FAR - 62, 65, 62, 71, 68, 80
    REG - 76
    BEC - 79 (Expired), 69, 75 (Expired), 86
    AUD - 89 (Expired), 70, 78 (Expired), 5/31/20
    #2977079 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @Tmac87 Thank you but I don't even know if I should be rescheduling myself.

    According to their email and their website: Prometric will send you an email as soon as possible with further instructions regarding your exam—including a new test date based on when we expect to resume normal testing.

    So do I wait for them or start searching for a new test date myself?

    #2977109 Reply
    tmac87
    Participant

    Yeah I know what you mean. I was checking availability at my local center for BEC for a few days after Prometric shut everything down. Then once I checked my NTS and saw it was extended to 9/30, I went back and checked on my center's availability again and picked a new date (4/19, as to pick one after the 4/16 date Prometric mentioned). Got the confirmation from email and no cancellation of the new appointment, yet.

    FAR - 62, 65, 62, 71, 68, 80
    REG - 76
    BEC - 79 (Expired), 69, 75 (Expired), 86
    AUD - 89 (Expired), 70, 78 (Expired), 5/31/20
    #2977355 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    This really sucks. My closest testing center is apparently closed indefinitely and the only testing centers with available spots are well over an hour away from me.

    #2977490 Reply
    Tncincy
    Participant

    @animalwithin, My testing centers are 2 hours away in each direction. so either way I must travel. Traveling is not so bad though. I usually leave a day earlier, check into a hotel for a few days and do some cramming.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2977520 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @Tncincy That's such a hassle, I guess I've had it lucky haha. My usual testing center is about 40 mins away with traffic.

    I've had to reschedule AUD for the 8th of May. Who knows what the world will look like a month from now. Arguably we're putting our health at risk for these exams at this point.

    #2977580 Reply
    Tncincy
    Participant

    We had a testing center 45 min away, but not enough people used it for CPA or any other exams. so it's closed. 🙁 So I have to travel. You're right, Lord knows what things will look like a month from now.. I guess we'll just keep studying and wait and see. I really need a date though to kinda put a fire in my study. Right now I am just stuck.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2977694 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    I guess I'm fortunate mine is always packed…except when you've got a pandemic going around and they shut down haha.

    I'm with you regarding having a set date to work towards, it gives you an objective to aim at. I guess we just have to learn to study amongst all the uncertainty which isn't easy.

    #2977730 Reply
    TNTTN
    Participant

    @Animalwithin If you want to take the test early, you can try Prometric in Anaheim. I just checked, there's a bunch of availability.
    https://proscheduler.prometric.com/scheduling/searchAvailability

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 88
    FAR - 85
    REG - 81
    ^______^
    #2977889 Reply
    animalwithin
    Participant

    @TNTTN I believe the Anaheim location is even farther from me than the location I rescheduled at (Culver City).

    With that said, there's essentially no traffic on the freeways so I suppose distance isn't as much of an issue. I wonder how many people are actually testing during this time?

    #2978549 Reply
    tmac87
    Participant

    @AnimalWithin – Just got notice the rescheduled exam for 4/19 was cancelled 🙁

    FAR - 62, 65, 62, 71, 68, 80
    REG - 76
    BEC - 79 (Expired), 69, 75 (Expired), 86
    AUD - 89 (Expired), 70, 78 (Expired), 5/31/20
    #2978597 Reply
    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    I got the same notice. My April 17 exam cancelled. 🙁

    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
    #2978618 Reply

    I'm so sorry for anybody dealing with this right now. I'm lucky that my last exam was March. I know what it's like to have a target date set 2 or 3 mos. from the start of your studies and bust your ass to do everything you can to keep on schedule. But now you have this bs to deal with…rooting for you all.

    FAR - 76

    AUD - 89

    BEC - 84

    REG - 86

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