We’ve got exciting news for CPA candidates: The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has upgraded the CPA Central interface! CPA Central is a resource for candidates working with a state board that uses NASBA’s CPA Examination Services (CPAES). Compared to the old platform, the new interface features a crisp design and more helpful features.
What Is CPA Central?
As NASBA’s headquarters for the CPA Exam, CPA Central supplies candidates with everything they need to complete the exam process in one place.
CPA Central consists of the home page and user dashboard, both of which sport the new interface. The home page provides links that let you
- Learn more about the exam,
- Take the exam in an international location,
- Get your scores and related items,
- Reprint documents, and
- Find licensing information.
The user dashboard allows you to view your status and history with the CPA Exam applications and sections. It also includes CPA information specific to your state board. You can see if your state board of choice participates in CPAES by checking the list on NASBA’s website.
What Does CPA Central Look Like Now?
The CPA Central interface is more streamlined and a bit less colorful than before. Overall, the new look is clean and user-friendly, as the updated user dashboard demonstrates.
The changes to the user dashboard are more dramatic, so we’ll focus on those.
The user dashboard greets candidates by name prior to presenting a series of boxes displaying your exam section and application progress. For each exam section, these boxes reveal your score, status, credit reception date, and credit expiration date. For each application, the boxes tell you whether the NTS has been issued (meaning you can sit for that section) or the application is closed (meaning you’ve taken that section or your NTS has expired).
On the left side of the page, you’ll see the general menu. If you’re a first-time candidate, you can use this menu to apply for the exam and check your application status. New and returning candidates alike can also use this menu to review their account information and change their passwords or jurisdictions. This menu features simple icons reinforcing the purpose of each option.
Below the general menu is the jurisdiction menu. The links here lead to web pages and forms necessary for these state board-related activities:
- Submit necessary materials
- Change your personal information
- Apply for CPA licensure
- Verify your completion of a licensure qualifying accounting program
- Request testing accommodations
- Review the eligibility requirements
With this expanded selection of resources, you can accomplish so much more within CPA Central.
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