Once you’ve enrolled in a CPA Program subject, your next step is to schedule an exam via My CPA Program

Once exam scheduling opens on Tuesday 14 July, we recommend you schedule your exam as soon as possible to ensure you have the best chance of securing your preferred exam date and time.

Candidates in most locations across the globe* will have the choice between two exam options this semester:

Your Exam Options

*Candidates sitting an exam in Mainland China, Japan, Slovenia and South Korea are advised that exams will be delivered exclusively in test-centres. Learn more

Upon entering My CPA Program, you will see the options available in your region. For both online and test-centre exams, you will need to book an appointment. Find out more about your exam options here.

If you do not schedule your exam by the advertised closing date, CPA Australia will schedule you into an exam appointment on your behalf and you may not be able to change it. 


Exam dates 

CPA Program exams are held at the end of every semester. View the exam period for the current semester in important dates.

Due to the secure nature of the exam process and the large number of exams that are conducted globally each semester, alternative exam dates are not available. If the advertised dates are unsuitable, you should consider deferring your exam to next semester.

If you are enrolled in Singapore Taxation, your exam is on a fixed date and time, and there is no flexibility. If you’re unable to sit your exam on that day, consider deferring your enrolment to the following semester.

View exam dates


How to schedule your exam

Before scheduling a Test-Centre Computer-Based exam, please visit the Pearson VUE website to familiarise yourself with the safety precautions at test-centres in your region.

Before scheduling an Online-Proctored exam, please ensure you have read through all of the Online-Proctored exam details, completed a systems test and understood the room set-up requirements for Semester 2 2020.

You will then be able to schedule and manage your exams in My CPA Program:

  1. Log into My CPA Program using your Member ID or email address and password. If you have forgotten your password or would like to change it, you can do so via the login portal.
  2. Select Schedule Exam for the subject in which you are enrolled. From here, you will be directed to the secure website of our exam partner, Pearson VUE.
  3. On this page, you will see the exam appointments available to you. Select your preferred exam date, time and location. The time zone of the appointment is based on your current location for Online-Proctored exams, and the location of the test centre for Test-Centre Computer-Based exams.
  4. You can then add additional exam appointments for other subjects, or Proceed to Checkout

Once you have successfully scheduled your exam, you will receive a confirmation email from our exam partner, Pearson VUE, outlining the details of your exam appointment. If you don’t see it right away, check your spam folder. If you don’t receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of scheduling your exam, please contact us.

For candidates selecting an online proctored exam, you will be required to read and agree to Pearson VUE’s online exam policies, including their privacy policy, prior to selecting your appointment time.


Singapore Taxation

Candidates enrolled in the Singapore Taxation subject must attend the exam at the Tax Academy of Singapore's exam venue in Singapore. Change of exam location is not available to candidates enrolled in this subject under any circumstances.

If you have any difficulty scheduling your exam, contact us.


Exams with a reasonable adjustment 

If you’ve been granted a reasonable adjustment, we will schedule your exam on your behalf and you’ll be advised of your exam date and time.