News & Announcements


The 2021-2022 CPA certificate renewal is live; the renewal instructions are available here. Please review the April Activity Review for information about the renewal.

CPA Exam Candidates

Exam Section Credit & Notice to Schedule Extensions

The Board is addressing all Exam section credit & Notice to Schedule (NTS) extensions on a case-by-case basis. To request an Exam section credit or NTS 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., June 30, 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

Exam Fee Increase

Uniform CPA Exam FeesApplications Postmarked/Received before 08/01/2021Applications Postmarked/Received on or after 08/01/2021  
Administrative Fees
Initial Exam$230.00$230.00
Section Fees

Request for Proposals

Qualified investment advisors are invited to submit a proposal for the Board’s Request for Proposal for Selection of an Investment Advisory Firm to assist the Board, Investment Committee, and staff in developing sound investment policies and making prudent investment decisions with respect to the Board’s investment portfolio in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Request for Proposal for Selection of an Investment Advisory Firm RFP #CP A-Advisor-21. Contact the Board’s Deputy Director with questions about the RFP.

Emergency Video Notarizations

The Board accepts documents notarized under North Carolina’s temporary Emergency Video Notarization law (EVN). The EVN allows regular notaries and electronic notaries to perform acknowledgments and oaths/affirmations over video conference technology (Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, etc.) until December 31, 2021.  The North Carolina notary must follow all procedures specified by the Secretary of State. Notaries in other states must follow the procedures for emergency video notarizations for their state.

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.