News & Announcements

Although the Board office remains closed to visitors, you may leave applications and other documents in the dropbox outside the office. All Board meetings are virtual until further notice. Contact Lisa R. Hearne for information on participating in a Board meeting.

Phishing Scam

On March 25, 2021, NASBA notified the Board that two boards of accountancy (Nebraska & Idaho) were the targets of a phishing scam. The email stated that the board had changed its fees and provided a link to more information. In at least one case, clicking the link infected the user’s computer with malware. If you receive an email from our Board that seems suspicious, please call the Board office at (919) 733-4222 immediately. The Federal Trade Commission provides information on recognizing and avoiding phishing scams. 

CPA Exam Candidates

Exam Section Credit Extensions

The Board is addressing Exam section credit extensions on a case-by-case basis. To request an Exam section credit extension, please email a request to Phyllis Elliott, the Board’s Examination Specialist. Your request must include

  • why you need an extension;
  • the requested extension date (e.g., May 31, 2021);
  • your Exam history (when you applied, the date you took each Exam section(s) if you passed/failed, etc.);
  • documents that support your request (letters from doctors, appointment cancelation notices from Prometric, etc.); and
  • any other information pertinent to your situation

Notice to Schedule Extensions

The Board is addressing Notice to Schedule (NTS) extensions on a case-by-case basis. Please email Phyllis Elliott, the Board’s Examination Specialist, to request an NTS extension. Your request must include

  • why you need an extension;
  • the requested extension date (e.g., May 31, 2021);
  • your Exam history (when you applied, the date you took each Exam section(s), if you passed/failed, etc.);
  • documents that support your request (letters from doctors, appointment cancelation notices from Prometric, etc.); and
  • any other information pertinent to your situation.

Wilmington, NC, Prometric Test Center Closed

On March 16, 2021, the Board learned that the Prometric test center on Randall Parkway in Wilmington, NC, closed effective March 12, 2021. According to NASBA, Prometric notified affected candidates about the closure so they could reschedule at another location (Greenville, NC, and Florence, SC sites are the closest sites). Prometric is searching for another site in the Wilmington area. If you are unable to reschedule your appointment before your NTS expires, please email Phyllis Elliott, the Board’s Examination Specialist, for assistance.

Licensees

The Board anticipates posting the 2021-2022 certificate renewal link to the website in early May.

Members of the Military & Military Spouses

Although the Uniform CPA Exam and CPA licensure requirements are the same for military and non-military applicants, NCGS 93B21 NCAC 08F .0105, and 21 NCAC 08J .0101(g) extend specific benefits to members of the military and their spouses. Please contact the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Veterans Affairs for information about eligibility for assistance related to education expenses and occupational licensure.

Correction

One of the CPE questions on Page 5 of the November 2020 Activity Review includes an error. The correct answer to the question, “I didn’t have time to take an ethics course in 2019, so I took a class in February and renewed my license for 2020-2021. Since I took a two-hour ethics course earlier this year, I don’t need to take another ethics class for the 2021-2022 renewal, right?” is “Since the ethics course you took in February was for the 2020-2021 license year, you must complete a one hour (50 minute) ethics course to be eligible to renew your license for 2021-2022.”