Initial Application and Instructions

Initial Application and Instructions

All candidates for the Uniform CPA Exam must file an initial application with the Board.  You may download the application by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. 
Please remember the approval to sit for the exam (a Notice to Schedule or "NTS") is only valid for 6 months. Therefore candidates are encouraged to apply only for the sections they reasonably expect to be able to complete within that six-month period.  More than one NTS can be open at the same time.

Forms of Identification Required at Testing Center 

The name listed on an application must exactly match the name listed on the primary form of identification a candidate intends to use to enter a Prometric test site.  If the name on an application does not exactly match the name on the primary form of identification a candidate may be denied entrance to the Prometric test center and forfeit the exam fees. A primary form of identification must contain a recent photograph and a signature. 
Acceptable forms of primary identification are:
An unexpired state or territory-issued driver's license with photograph and signature; 
An unexpired state or territory-issued identification card with a recent photograph and signature;  (Candidates who do not drive may have an identification card issued by the agency which also issues driver's licenses) 
An unexpired government-issued passport with a recent photograph and signature; or 
A United States military identification card with a recent photograph and signature.


The fees charged by the Board must be paid by check or money order made payable to the "Kentucky State Board of Accountancy".
The fees are:
$30 - Initial Application (To be paid by the candidate submitting an initial application.  This is a one-time fee and will cover the cost of processing the application); and 
$30 - Per Section (To be paid for each section each time the candidate sits for the exam).

Once an application is approved, the Board will send an Authorization to Test ("ATT") to the data bank operated by NASBA.  A candidate will receive a payment coupon from NASBA for the fees charged by NASBA, the AICPA and Prometric. These fees must be paid to NASBA within 90 days. Failure to pay these fees within the 90-day period will result in the cancellation of the ATT and the candidate must file a re-exam application with the Board.

Once the fees have been paid, NASBA will send a Notice to Schedule ("NTS").  The name on the NTS must exactly match the name listed on the primary identification. The testing center has very strict rules that must be followed.  Failure to follow these rules may result in cancellation of the test.

Scheduling a Date and Time 

Upon receipt of the NTS, a candidate should contact Prometric to schedule the exam.  Prometric may be contacted at or by the toll-free number (1-800-580-9648). The NTS will be valid for 6 months from the date it is issued by NASBA.  If the candidate fails to sit for the applicable section(s) of the exam during that time period, the NTS will expire and the candidate must file a re-exam application with the Board.

Testing Center Locations 

Candidates may take the examination at the following Prometric sites in Kentucky:
Louisville - 7400 New LaGrange Rd., #110 - 502.423.0478 
Louisville - U of L - 106 East Brandeis, Davidson Hall, Room 310 - 502.852.6607
Lexington - 2573 Richmond Rd., #195 - 859.268.3338
Kentucky candidates may also take the exam at any approved Prometric site throughout the United States.


Initial Application and Instructions