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March 8, 2018 at 9:52 am #1728776
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!March 8, 2018 at 9:57 am #1728789
The clock starts on the date you take the exam.March 8, 2018 at 10:00 am #1728791
It starts the day you take it? Uh oh.. I thought it was as soon as you pass the first one!March 8, 2018 at 10:07 am #1728801
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.March 8, 2018 at 10:34 am #1728861
Hm, that's interesting @pdiddy2000. That's not what my state shows for my expiration dates:
Exam Date Expires On
01/17/2018 07/17/2019March 8, 2018 at 10:53 am #1728920
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.March 8, 2018 at 10:58 am #1728924
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.March 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm #1729430
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 thereMarch 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm #1729530
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…March 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm #1729691
@anyatver thank you!!March 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm #1729800
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.March 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm #1730192
@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!March 9, 2018 at 10:52 am #1731098
For Florida the clock starts the day you receive your test score. Here is a link for the Florida candidates
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