The cost of taking the Uniform CPA Examination varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However, the average first-time CPA Examination candidate taking all four sections of the Examination will have to pay a total of $575 to $800.
Before you can take the Examination, you must meet all educational requirements. These requirements vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can change at any time. You can find the most recent information on the requirements of each jurisdiction at http://www.cpa-exam.org/.
If your application has been accepted, you must pay your examination fees to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). See their website for more information: http://www.nasba.org/. Finally, schedule a testing appointment with Prometric. Begin at their website: http://www.prometric.com/CPA/default.htm. Test availability is limited by the number of testing positions available at the Prometric location you contact.
You can schedule your Examination at any Prometric location in any of the 54 jurisdictions. Visit the Prometric website at http://www.prometric.com/CPA/default.htm to find more information about testing locations. It is recommended that you apply at least 45 days in advance of the day on which you wish to take the Examination.
Once your application is approved, you will have 90 days to pay your Examination fees, schedule an appointment with Prometric, and take the Examination.