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The board approved the 30-month credit extension for CPA exam candidates effective Dec. 15, 2023. Learn more >>

Important CPA Evolution dates for Virginia candidates

Dates in bold are especially relevant if you intend to sit for Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) before it is phased out.

Oct. 1 Last day to submit initial exam application and transcripts to VBOA if intending to take BEC by Dec. 15, 2023.
Nov. 14 Last day to request a payment coupon for BEC through VBOA candidate portal.
Nov. 27 First day to request payment coupon for new disciplines: BAR, ISC or TCP.
Dec. 15


Last day to sit for BEC or the current versions of all sections.
All BEC NTS expire.
Dec. 16-Jan. 9 Exam blackout. Conversion to new exam.


30-month credit approval

During its Aug. 29 meeting, the VBOA approved that:

  • All exam credits active as of Dec. 15 will have a lifespan of at least 30 months.
  • Exam credits earned after Jan. 9, 2024, will have a lifespan of 30 months (2.5 years) that begins on the score release date.

Please note: Candidates will not see their new expiration date reflected in their NASBA Candidate Portal until the new exam is implemented in January of 2024.

The 30-month credit approval will be combined with the previous VBOA credit extension to June 30, 2025, as follows:

Month credit earned Original expiration date New expiration date
June-December 2022 December 2023-June 2024 June 30, 2025
January 2023 July 31, 2024 July 31, 2025
February 2023 Aug. 31, 2024 Aug. 31, 2025
March 2023 Sept. 30, 2024  Sept. 30, 2025
April 2023 Oct. 31, 2024 Oct. 31, 2025
May 2023 Nov. 30, 2024 Nov. 30, 2025
June 2023 Dec. 31, 2024 Dec. 31, 2025
July 2023 Jan. 31, 2025 Jan. 31, 2026
August 2023 Feb. 28, 2025 Feb. 28, 2026
September 2023 March 31, 2025 March 31, 2026
October 2023 April 30, 2025 April 30, 2026
November 2023 May 31, 2025 May 31, 2026
December 2023 June 30, 2025 June 30, 2026


Temporary suspension of re-exam fees

The board voted to suspend the fees associated with processing re-exam requests during the transition to the new version of the CPA exam known as CPA Evolution.

The suspension began Sept. 1 and will last until at least March 31, 2024, at which time the fee will be revisited.

The re-exam fees were $20 for each application (sometimes called a “payment coupon request”) scheduled after the initial exam application.

Summer newsletter out now

Cover of Accrued Interest featuring mountain scene with text: Change is on the Horizon for CPA candidatesThe latest issue of Accrued Interest is out now. Check it out for details on:

  • Important dates for the CPA Exam transition
  • The four Virginia winners of the prestigious Sells Award
  • The well-attended March VBOA meeting at Hampton University

Accrued Interest is published twice yearly in the winter and summer and is one of our primary sources for communicating to accounting professionals including individual licensees, firms and CPA exam candidates.

Share any questions or content ideas with Kelli Yoder, the Virginia Board of Accountancy communications coordinator: or (804) 367-1586 .

You can find all of the VBOA’s previous newsletters here >>.

No candidate portal access Aug. 24-29

NASBA has scheduled a candidate portal system outage from 11 a.m. ET on Aug. 24 until 9 a.m. ET on Aug. 29 in preparation for the new CPA Exam. As a result, during that period VBOA’s candidate portal will not be available.

How will this impact you?

If you are scheduled to sit for the exam during that time:

You will need to print and/or download your notice to schedule (NTS) before the outage. Without it, you cannot test. (Login here to print your NTS now.)

If you are part of the Aug. 23 score release and want to schedule a re-exam before the systems are back online Aug. 29, keep the following in mind:
  • It is important that you wait until after 8 a.m. ET Aug. 23 to submit your request for re-exam. The VBOA receives scores at 8 a.m. ET on scheduled release days. If you submit your request before we have your scores, the request will not process.
  • We cannot expedite payment coupon requests. But to help as many candidates as possible obtain a new testing document before the outage, we plan to process re-exam requests hourly Aug. 23 and before 11 a.m. Aug. 24. If we have not received your request by this time you will have to wait until Aug. 29 to apply for re-exam.
  • If you want an NTS prior to the Aug. 24 cutoff, you must log into your candidate portal and make the required payment for the requested payment coupon as soon as it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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