Authorization to Test and Notice to Schedule for the Computer-Based Uniform CPA Examination
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations
ARTICLE 2 - Examinations
§ 8.1. The Authorization to Test and Notice to Schedule for the Computer-Based Uniform CPA Examination.
(a) An Authorization to Test (ATT) is issued by the Board to permit the applicant to test for specified sections of the computer-based Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. An ATT for a specified section or sections of the exam shall go into effect (be open) on the date of issuance. Within 90 calendar days of the date the ATT is issued, the applicant must remit the required fees to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to obtain a Notice to Schedule (NTS) pursuant to Section 6.1. If the applicant fails to remit fees and obtain the NTS, the ATT shall be deemed expired and the applicant must reapply and be issued another ATT to be able to test for that section.
(b) The NTS will enable the applicant to schedule testing at an examination test center. Except as provided in subsection (e), the NTS shall remain open until either the applicant schedules testing for the specified section(s) or nine months have transpired since the date the NTS was issued, whichever occurs first. The ATT will remain open until the applicant completes testing for the specified section(s) or nine months have transpired since the date the NTS was issued, whichever occurs first.
(c) If for any reason an applicant does not pass a section of the exam during the time the applicant holds an open ATT for that section, the applicant cannot test for that section until the applicant reapplies and is issued another ATT for that section pursuant to Section 8.2.
(d) An ATT may be suspended by the Board based on a report from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy that its National Candidate Database has identified that the applicant holds another open ATT for the same section of the exam, has unpaid fees, or may have engaged in subversion of the exam. An ATT may also be suspended by the Board for other good cause.
(e) The nine-month time periods specified in subsection (b) may be extended by the Board because the applicant was prevented from testing due to one of the following events:
(1) Death of an immediate family member, when accompanied by documentation, such as a copy of the death certificate.
(2) Catastrophic illness, contagious disease, or major traumatic injury to the candidate or immediate family member (spouse, child or parent), when accompanied by an original letter on letterhead from the physician, which includes the date(s), nature of the illness, and the physician's signature.
(3) Natural disaster (earthquake, flood, fire, etc.).
(4) Non-issuance of visa for travel to the U.S., when accompanied by documentation, such as an official letter from the U.S. Embassy or a copy of the passport indicating a visa was requested.
(5) Other good cause.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 5010, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 5081, 5082, 5082.1, 5082.2, 5092, 5093 and 5131, Business and Professions Code.
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