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Online Registration - Convenient, Fast and Secure
We hope that you will use the convenience and power of the Internet
to register for the Uniform CPA Examination. We think you will
find it the easiest and fastest way to register.
Administration window: one of four quarterly periods during the year in which a candidate
may sit for any section of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Applicant: an individual who applies to take the Uniform CPA Examination.
Candidate: an individual who is approved by the Board to take the Uniform
Examination section: one of four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Passing score: a score of 75 or greater on each section of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Notice to Schedule: notification sent to a candidate that authorizes the candidate to schedule
New Exam Sections
Auditing and Attestation: formerly Auditing; covers the knowledge and application of auditing
procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and other standards.
Business Environment and Concepts: formerly Business Law and Professional Responsibilities;
covers the knowledge and application of general business reasons and accounting
implications of business transactions.
Financial Accounting and Reporting: covers
knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles for
business enterprises, not for profit organizations and government entities
and the skills to apply that knowledge.
Accounting and Reporting; covers the knowledge and application of federal taxation laws, ethics, professional and legal
responsibilities and business law.
- A Notice to Schedule (NTS) is valid for 180 days from the
date it is issued. Please be sure to schedule your examination
accordingly. Examination fees are forfeited if an examination
section is not scheduled before the expiration of the NTS.
- A candidate may not retake a failed examination section during
the same administration window.
- Examination fees are not transferable.
Re-engineering the Uniform CPA Examination
Every step in the examination registration process can be completed
on your computer at home or the office. Here’s how:
Go to the Maryland Board of Accountancy’s website:
click on the
ON LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
Use your Candidate Tracking Number and PIN to access
your secure file. Follow the directions to update your address,
telephone and e-mail information; choose the examination sections
you desire to take; and pay the examination fees with your Visa
or MasterCard. You will receive immediate on-line confirmation of your registration.
The Board of Accountancy will approve your exam registration and
transmit approval to the NASBA National Database. NASBA will then transmit to you a Notification to Schedule (NTS).
By choosing e-mail as your preferred method of notification, you
will be able to receive all of the information you need to schedule
your examination at a Prometric Test Center within a few days. Make sure that your e-mail address is correct.
Once you have received the NTS, you will be able to contact
Prometric to schedule your examination. Click on Prometric's
website. Then click on "Schedule a Test".
You will be able to locate a Maryland test site and schedule your
exam date in real time and receive immediate, on-screen and e-mail confirmation.
Report to the Prometric Test Center and take your examination.
The NASBA National Candidate Database will transmit your grades
to the Board. Once the Board reviews and approves your grades,
it will send an e-mail notification to you. You will then
be able to access your grades and diagnostic information on
our website. Using your Candidate Tracking Number and
PIN you, and only you, can access this information.
The computer CPA Exam is brought to you by the Maryland Board and
NASBA is the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy that
represents 54 U.S. boards of accountancy. NASBA sponsors a variety
of programs and services designed to assist the licensing and
enforcement activities of boards of accountancy at the state
level and nationally. NASBA administers the National Candidate
Database and coordinates the scheduling, administration and grading of the Uniform CPA Examination.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) prepares
the examination questions and test modules contained in the
Uniform CPA Examination. The AICPA is also responsible for grading the examination
Prometric Inc. - is the provider of the computer-based testing facilities
throughout the United States. Prometric has seven Maryland test
centers that are used to administer the CPA examination. These
centers are located in Baltimore, Bethesda, Columbia, Pikesville, Rockville, Salisbury and Towson.
State of Maryland
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Maryland Board for Public Accountancy
500 N. Calvert Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651