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New CPA Exam Score Release Timetable for Q3/Q4 2012

The U.S. CPA Exam score release timelines have been such a hot topic amongst candidates that we have decided to post regular updates. Updated score release timelines will be announced every quarter on AICPA Insights and will also be posted on the CPA Exam website. Below is the score release timeline for candidates to easily find their score release dates.

In the second half of 2012, scores for the CPA Exam will be released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to individual state boards of accountancy based upon the target score release dates listed in the table below.

Day in Testing Window*

Target Release Timeline

Target Q3'12 Score Release

Target Q4'12 Score Release

Day 1 – 20

11 business days following day 20 of the testing window

August 6

November 5

Day 21 – 45

6 business days following day 45 of the testing window

August 22

November 26

Day 46 – Close of window

6 business days following the close of the testing window

September 11

December 8

After Close of Window

6 business days after receiving all scoring data for the testing window



* Records received by AICPA. “Day in Testing Window” refers to the date the AICPA receives the test result, not the test date. Additionally, some candidates who take the BEC section might receive their scores approximately one week following the target release date due to additional analysis that might be required for the written communication tasks. Scores are generally released during regular business hours.

The early score reporting timeline was introduced in the fourth quarter of 2011 as part of a major CPA Exam update known as CBT-e, launched in January 2011. For more information, please view the CPA Exam Score Release Timeline FAQ and Your Questions: CPA Exam Score Release Timeline


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