UNIFORM CPA EXAMINATION HANDBOOK
CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
2000 EVERGREEN STREET, SUITE 250
SACRAMENTO, CA 95815-3832
TELEPHONE: (916) 263-3680
FACSIMILE: (916) 263-3675
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba
The California Board of Accountancy (Board), within the Department of Consumer Affairs, is
responsible for examining and licensing Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and for enforcing the
state laws regulating the practice of public accountancy. The Board is a state regulatory agency and
is not part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) or any other professional
These pages contain the current requirements for Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination
(CPA Exam) applicants planning to take the exam as California candidates.
CPA Exam Application
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ADMITTANCE TO TESTING CENTER
The following documents must be presented at the examination testing center. Admittance to
the exam will be denied if the following is not presented:
The Uniform CPA Examination employs very strict security measures. One level of security
involves your identification. The same exact spelling of your full name must appear on ALL of
Notice to Schedule (NTS).
Identification you present at the test center.
When you arrive to take your examination, you are required to present your NTS and two forms
of identification, one of which must contain a recent photograph. Each form of identification
must bear your signature and must not be expired. If you do not present acceptable
identification, you will not be admitted to the examination and you will forfeit all examination fees
for that section. For specific identification requirements, please see page 13.
Notice to Schedule (NTS)
You must bring your NTS with you to the examination. Your NTS contains an “Examination
Password” that you will enter into the computer as a part of the log-in process. Be sure to bring
the correct NTS with you.