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 society.
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 the following:
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
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