On February 15, NASBA released an exposure draft of the Uniform Accountancy Act Rule 5-7. The draft proposes multiple changes, but notably would increase the amount of time that a CPA candidate has to pass all required CPA exam sections from a rolling 18-month period to a rolling 24-month period. The WSCPA Board of Directors recognizes this as an improvement but believes that the window should be expanded. The Board has responded to the UAA Committee to request that the exam window be expanded to 36 months or longer. You can read that letter by clicking here.
Comments on the proposal are due April 17.
The Board encourages licensed CPAs, students, firms and companies to write to request that the exam window be expanded to 36 months or longer.
Here are sample letters that can be used to respond to this proposal:
How to use the sample letters:
- Replace text in brackets with your information.
- If you have a personal story to share about how the exam window has affected you or a colleague, insert it in the optional text area. If you do not have an optional story to add, please delete that text.
Email your letter to email@example.com with firstname.lastname@example.org in the CC line by April 17.