Kick-start your journey and enrol into a foundation exam subject today. Learn how to schedule your exam to and ensure you secure the exam time and location of your choice.


How to enrol

If you’ve completed a membership application and have received your foundation outcome, you can enrol in your foundation exam subjects online, at any time.

Enrol now

 

How to schedule your exam

Once you have enrolled, you can schedule your exam online.

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

  • Test-Centre Computer-Based Exam, and
  • Online-Proctored Exam
 

Your Exam Options

*Candidates sitting an exam in Mainland China, Japan, Slovenia and South Korea are advised that exams will be available 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.

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 the technical requirements checklist and understood the room set-up requirements.

When you schedule your exam, you’ll be shown a selection of exam venues closest to your residential address. Please ensure your residential address is up-to-date, so that these appointments reflect your current location.

Check or update address

You will then be able to schedule and manage your exam.

 

SCHEDULING A TEST-CENTRE COMPUTER-BASED EXAM

  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 Manage Exam – from here, you will be directed to the secure website of our exam partner, Pearson VUE.
  3. On this page, select the subject for which you wish to schedule an exam. You will then see the exam options available to you – select your ‘At Local Test Centre’ if this is your preferred option.*
  4. You will then see the exam appointments available to you. Select your preferred exam date, time and location. The time zone of the appointment is based on the location of the test centre for Test-Centre Computer-Based exams.
  5. You can then add additional exam appointments for other subjects, or Proceed to Checkout

 

SCHEDULING AN ONLINE-PROCTORED EXAM

  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 Manage Exam – from here, you will be directed to the secure website of our exam partner, Pearson VUE.
  3. On this page, select the subject for which you wish to schedule an exam. You will then see the exam options available to you – select your ‘At Home or Office’ if this is your preferred option.*
  4. You will then be prompted to complete a systems test. Please complete this test on the computer you will use on the day of your exam. If you fail this test, please review the technical requirements checklist and try again.
  5. You will then see the exam appointments available to you. Select your preferred exam date and time. The time zone of the appointment is based on your internet browser.
  6. You can then add additional exam appointments for other subjects, or Proceed to Checkout

*Please note, candidates in Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Slovenia will see both exam options, however a message will detail that online exams are not available in your region. Please select ‘At Local Test Centre’.

After scheduling your exam, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE confirming your exam appointment. The email also includes information about exam regulations, and administrative procedures, including check-in requirements, testing procedures and the structure of the exams.

You can also access and print a copy of your exam details via My CPA Program.

 

EXAM SCHEDULING DEADLINE

You have up to 12 months from the date of your enrolment to schedule and sit your exam. The 12-month exam deadline is calculated as being 365 days from your enrolment.

For enrolments occurring over a leap year, your exam deadline will pass two days prior to your enrolment anniversary. 

Make a note of the key dates to ensure you schedule and sit your exam within 12 months of your enrolment.

 

RESCHEDULING OR SWITCHING YOUR EXAM

If you need to reschedule your exam, you can do so:

  • up to 72 hours before your exam – no fee applies
  • between 72 to 24 hours before your exam – a fee applies.

You cannot reschedule or cancel your exam appointment within 24 hours of your exam appointment. No refunds will be issued for the cancellation of a subject enrolment or for failure to sit an exam.

If you cancel an exam appointment in order to change to another exam delivery mode, you will be forfeiting that appointment time and you are not guaranteed the same appointment in an alternative format.

Occasionally, due to unforeseen events, such as, but not limited to natural disasters, extreme weather events, health pandemics, power outages, site closures or connectivity issues, changes to your scheduled exam appointment may be required. Your exam may need to be rescheduled to another day, time or location.

In the event that your exam needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, you will be contacted via phone or email. If we are unable to contact you prior to your exam appointment, we will work to reschedule your exam appointments, which you can accept or change to suit your requirements via My CPA Program.