Once again @profjackc has tweeted a very important reminder for current CPA exam candidates and once again we’re here signal boosting said reminder because it’s important information.
If you are a first time BEC section exam candidate most states will stop processing your NTS after next Monday, Oct. 1. Do not delay! Get in your BEC NTS ASAP. BEC has a 60% pass rate – by far the highest. You don’t want to take a discipline! Run, don’t walk to NASBA’s site now. pic.twitter.com/Zn8LrdEVxr
— Jack Castonguay, PhD, CPA (@profjackc) September 25, 2023
If you are sitting for the exam in Arizona or Texas, sorry but your window to apply for BEC as a first-time taker is already closed.
Candidates sitting for BEC for the first time in the following jurisdictions have until Sunday, October 1 to apply for this section:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Virgin Islands
A few jurisdictions are allowing a bit more time, South Dakota being the most generous with a deadline of November 14. Check the chart if yours isn’t listed above. Check the chart anyway because like an idiot I typed all the states above by hand.
Candidates who want to sit for a retake of BEC before it disappears forever have until November 12 to apply except for those candidates sitting in Idaho (November 15), Kentucky (November 8), North Carolina (October 15 for both first-time and retake BEC sections), Virginia (November 14), and West Virginia (November 8).
Regardless of how much time you have left, we strongly advise getting that NTS in ASAP as the last quarter of the year is typically a very popular period for CPA exam testing and especially so with a big change coming at the start of the new year. There are also rumors about Prometric closing down the less popular testing centers so that’s another variable to keep in mind. Just get it done now if you can.
As the good professor said, you really don’t want to have to do a discipline in 2024. If you pass BEC before CPA Evolution drops in January, you can avoid the new CPA exam sections completely assuming you pass AUD, REG, and FAR before your scores start expiring.
Here, I’ll even save you a click. GO!
Also, and this has nothing to do with anything, October 1 is National Homemade Cookies Day so go ahead and make yourself a batch after you get that NTS in. You deserve it.