Test-centre computer-based exams
CPA Program exams are mostly delivered as test-centre computer-based exams.
These exams are delivered in venues across the world. The technology and environment are pre-prepared, to minimise your own exam preparation. They are also supervised in-person by an invigilator.
Please note, our exam provider, Pearson VUE, isn't able to offer CPA Program test-centre exams in Quebec and any OFAC-sanctioned regions.
Other exam options
In certain circumstances, we’re able to offer alternatives to test-centre computer-based exams. If you live a considerable distance from a test-centre venue please contact us to discuss a suitable alternative. In some circumstances, we may be able to find an appointment nearer to your residential address. Otherwise, you may be required to sit an online or paper-based exam.
If you require a reasonable adjustment, please refer to our policy.
Exam appointments are subject to availability. This means you aren’t guaranteed your preferred appointment date or time. You’ll also need to be available to sit an exam at any time during the exam period (except Singapore Taxation, which is held on a set date each semester).
We encourage you to enrol and schedule your exam as soon as possible each semester, as you’ll have a better chance of finding a suitable appointment.
How to schedule your exam
When you log into My CPA Program, you'll see the exam appointments available in your region. You’ll need to schedule an appointment when exam scheduling is open. It's best to schedule as soon as possible, to ensure you can secure your preferred date and time. If you don't schedule your exam by the advertised closing date, we'll schedule an exam appointment on your behalf and you may not be able to change it.
To schedule your exam:
- Log into My CPA Program using your Member ID or email address, and your password.
- Select Schedule Exam for the subject you're enrolled in. You'll be directed to the secure website of our exam partner, Pearson VUE.
- Select your preferred exam date, time and location. Make sure you choose the time zone for where you'll sit your exam.
- You can then add additional exam appointments for other subjects or proceed to checkout.
You'll get a confirmation email from Pearson VUE with the details of your exam appointment. If you don't see it right away, check your email spam folder. If you have any difficulty scheduling your exam, or you don't receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of scheduling, please contact us.
If you're enrolled in Singapore Taxation, you must attend your exam at the Tax Academy of Singapore. This is the only location available for this subject.
Exams with a reasonable adjustment
If you've been granted a reasonable adjustment, we'll schedule your exam on your behalf and you'll be advised of your exam date and time.
While we are committed to providing necessary modifications to our exams to support candidates, some adjustments may not be possible in an online-proctored environment. For this reason, test-centre exams are often a more suitable option. Please contact us to discuss your agreed Reasonable Adjustment.
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