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Notice to Schedule (NTS) & Scheduling

The Notice to Schedule (NTS) is a key document used to schedule your exam at Prometric. You must also present it at the Prometric Center on test day along with two acceptable forms of ID. You will be denied entrance without these three things.

How do I get my NTS?

Once you have paid the Payment Coupon (PC), the NTS will be available at your CPA Central account in 1-3 business days. It is important to print your NTS because it is a required document on test day.

The Notice to Schedule (NTS) is a key document used to schedule your exam at Prometric. You must also present it at the Prometric Center on test day along with two acceptable forms of ID. You will be denied entrance without these three things.

NTS Associated Rules

First, the NTS is good for only 6 months. If you do not take the selected exam section(s) listed by the expiration date, you must submit a Re-Exam application and pay the appropriate fees to continue the testing process. We do not issue refunds for untested sections.

What if I have not received my NTS?

If you have recently paid the PC, but your NTS is not available, please check your spam/junk folder or contact NASBA at:

Phone: 866.696.2722

Email: cbtcpa@nasba.org

Scheduling your exams:

Prometric will need the information from your NTS when you go to their online scheduler, so make sure you have your NTS handy when you enter that part of their website. Also, Prometric has a Seat Availability tool that allows you to see if a seat is available at your chosen location. For this, you do not need an Exam Section ID.

Illinois candidates can sit in any of the 52 U.S. jurisdictions and almost anywhere in the world to take the CPA exam. Your score will be reported to Illinois because of the codes shown on your NTS. Click here for international testing locations.

Prometric also handles cancellations and rescheduling. Please be aware that fees are associated with cancelling and rescheduling. If you do not show up for an exam, “No Show” will eventually be reflected in your exam score at NASBA. A no show does not impact your approval at the ILBOE, but you still must pass all four sections of the exam in 18 months.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with your NTS, you can contact the Help Desk. Or, you can email NASBA cbtcpa@nasba.org