California Board of Accountancy

Requirements for Issuance of the Authorization to Test

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 2 - Examinations

§ 8.2. Requirements for Issuance of the Authorization to Test.

(a) An application for an Authorization to Test (ATT) for the computer-based Uniform CPA Examination pursuant to Section 8.1 must be complete including the candidate's name, application date, date of birth, address, telephone number, summary of education, the appropriate fees pursuant to Section 70, and a signature (or the electronic equivalent) authorizing the release of application information to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the designated exam administrator. The application must also specify the section(s) of the exam the applicant is applying to take. First-time applicants must also provide official transcripts and/or foreign evaluations pursuant to Section 9.2.
(b) An applicant shall not have more than one open ATT for any section of the examination at the same time. At the time of application and during the time any ATT issued by the California Board of Accountancy is open, the applicant shall not have an open ATT for the same section in any other state or jurisdiction.
(c) The applicant shall not apply to take, or take, any section or sections of the examination for which the applicant holds unexpired credit pursuant to Section 7.1, with the following exception: An applicant for reissuance who does not currently hold a Certified Public Accountant license in another jurisdiction may retake the examination pursuant to Section 37 of these regulations.
(d) The applicant shall certify at the time of application that he or she is in compliance with subsections (b) and (c). Falsifying this certification; or including any false, fraudulent, or materially misleading statements on the application for the examination; or including any material omission on the application for the examination shall be cause for action by the Board pursuant to Business and Professions Code 5110.
(e) Except for a CPA who is required to take specified sections of the examination pursuant to a disciplinary action of the Board, no CPA shall apply to take, or take, any section of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. A CPA who fails to comply with this requirement shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board.


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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