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Taking the CPA Exam

Apply to Take the CPA Exam

Login to the Virginia Board of Accountancy website to apply to take the CPA Exam. Candidates must meet the education requirements before applying to take the CPA Exam in Virginia.

Pursuant to § 54.1-116, Code of Virginia, all CPA Exam candidates must provide a United States social security number (SSN) or control number issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Please Note: Due to the retention schedule of the Virginia Board of Accountancy, transcripts provided to the Board will only be archived for three calendar years from the date the application is submitted.

Please Note: If you choose to provide a control number issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, instead of a SSN, you will be charged an additional $67.50 fee by NASBA for each payment coupon you receive.

Candidates do NOT have to apply for all four exam sections at one time. Candidates may apply for each exam section individually, or at different times. Exam section(s) selected on the application must be paid with a single payment. A payment coupon may not be separated into several payments. If the candidate inadvertently applies for the wrong exam section(s), the candidate must contact the VBOA to cancel the current payment coupon. Once cancelled, the candidate must return to the application page to re-apply for the correct exam section(s).

For more detailed information regarding the CPA Exam, please read the Procedures for the CPA Exam Process.

Re-Apply to Take the CPA Exam

Login to re-apply for exam sections. Candidates who have previously sat for any part of the CPA Exam are considered RE-EXAM CANDIDATES.  If the candidate inadvertently applies for the wrong exam section(s), the candidate must contact the VBOA to cancel the current payment coupon. Once cancelled, the candidate must return to the application page to re-apply for the correct exam section(s).

Special Accommodations

Login to make a request for special accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The request is reviewed and must be approved by the VBOA before the exam application can be processed. To ensure equal opportunity for all qualified persons, the VBOA will coordinate reasonable accommodations in the administration of the exam for approved candidates.

Upon request, the candidate must submit documentation from an appropriately licensed health care professional that includes a diagnosis of the disability, along with a specific recommendation and justification for the requested modifications.

The VBOA is not responsible for any costs necessary to obtain the required diagnosis, recommendation and documentation; however, the VBOA will be responsible for reasonable costs associated with necessary and reasonable accommodations.