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Uniform CPA Exam

Until you are certified, the Re-Exam link applications will remain under the Online Applications options at your online account.  

Also, an expiration date will appear next to the passed exams in the permanent history in the Online System even though they were passed within the 18 months allotted.  This does not affect the pass statuses in the ILBOE's in-house electronic system.

18 Month Rule

You have 18 months from the date of your first “Passed” exam to pass the remaining three (3) parts of the CPA exam. The 18 month deadline is shown as an expiration date on the score report of your first exam.

For instance, if you passed AUD on January 15, 2015, its expiration date will be July 15, 2016. As a result, you must pass FAR, REG, and BEC on or before July 15, 2016. If you do not pass all four exams within that 18 month time frame, the score of your first exam will be voided. (Please note that your exam score does not need to be released by the expiration date. You only need to have taken your last exam section on or before the expiration date.)

Once you pass all four (4) sections of the CPA exam, they never expire.

Candidates are allowed to test the same section only once in the same testing window.

The Uniform CPA examination consists of four (4) sections

Audit (AUD), Business Environmental Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) and Regulations (REG). Each section must be passed with a minimum score of 75 in order to meet the CPA Exam requirement. For more information, please see the following link,  AICPA.org.

Illinois Board of Examiners

The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903. Learn More »

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