NASBA Score Release

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) releases CPA Examination scores to candidates and state boards according to AICPA timetables. The American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) posts score release timetables on AICPA Insights and on AICPA’s website.

Some state boards take at least one day after the target release date to process and release examination scores to CPA candidates. They need the extra day to review and apply standard quality control procedures.

If your State Board of Accountancy uses NASBA’s online score retrieval service, you can find your CPA Exam score on the NASBA website. NASBA will tell you how to get your score if you live in a state that does not use the NASBA service. Check with your state board well before the target date for NASBA score release so you’ll be ready to go when the long-awaited day arrives.

Starting with the April 2017 (Q2) testing window, there’s been a delay in the NASBA score release. The delay, which is a result of significant revisions to the CPA Exam, allows enough time to set a passing score on the new Exam.

Scores were set for release only once following the close of the Q2, Q3, and Q4 testing windows. The single score release for all candidates is expected to be approximately 10 weeks after the close of the testing window.

The first round of 2017 score releases finally came in mid-August.

Candidates who took tests in April or May probably saw scores released Aug. 17 for AUD, FAR and REG if AICPA received their examination data files from Prometric between April 1 and May 31. The target release date for BEC was set for Aug. 22.

Using the NASBA score release timetables is important in planning a test schedule. The timetables also help CPA Exam candidates set up study schedules around testing dates.