CPA Exam Credit Extensions

The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) has approved a series of credit extensions for the Uniform CPA Examination (CPA Exam) to assist candidates in the transition to the new version of the CPA Exam under CPA Evolution, and in response to the significant health, economic, education, and travel disruptions resulting in CPA Exam candidate hardships over the past several years.
  1. All exam credits that EXPIRED between January 30, 2020, and December 31, 2023, are once again valid and being extended until June 30, 2025.
  2. All exam credits valid on December 31, 2023, are being extended until June 30, 2025.
  3. All new exam credits earned beginning in January 2024 will be valid for 30 months, replacing the previous timeframe of 18 months.

Candidates do not need to do anything to take advantage of these extensions. The new credit dates will show up in their Client Account automatically. It is the CBA’s goal that these extensions will provide a renewed opportunity for candidates to pass all four sections of the CPA Exam and give them a longer period to do so, ultimately allowing them to follow through with their aspirations of becoming a CPA.

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