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Update on the '11-'12 CPA Exam Scoring Error and AICPA Response

Earlier this week, news broke of a CPA Exam scoring error affecting the simulations portions of REG and FAR exams in both 2011 and 2012. Word on the virtual street is that several students who initially received a failing score are now being told that they've passed.  We received several inquiries from students wondering if they were affected, so members of our staff put on their investigatory hats and dug deeper to find the details about this mishap.

Good news:  A representative at the AICPA confirmed that the above facts are true.

Better news: If you have not received a phone call or email from CPA Exam Services informing you that your score is now a bright and shiny "Pass," then you are not affected by this scoring error. All those affected have been notified. 

Here is a message directly from the AICPA:

"We had an issue with two simulations.  All of the impacted candidates and their state boards have already been notified. We’ve addressed the problem and thankfully, will not see it again."
If you were concerned about the CPA Exam scoring error affecting you, we sincerely hope this eases your worries. If you have any further questions about this scoring error, please do not hesitate to contact us. The quickest way to receive a response is to leave a message in the comment section below. 

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Comment by Roger Philipp on January 24, 2013 at 4:12pm

Hello Rabih, 

All of the CPA Candidates that had incorrect scores were contacted last week, and have all been notified. This means if you have not received a telephone call or email announcing that your REG Exam was incorrectly graded, then you were not affected by the scoring error. If you wish to challenge your exam score, please see this blog post regarding the score review and appeals process:

Best of luck to you, sir!


Roger Philipp, CPA

Comment by Rabih Mikhael El Selfani on January 18, 2013 at 8:16pm

My name is Rabih M. El Selfani, i am a CPA candidate with NEVADA State Board of Accountancy,

Examination Section : REG - Regulation

Examination Section ID: 4962600

Date of Examination Section Taken: 11/28/2012

Score: 70 Result: FAIL

However i strongly beleive that i should take a PASSING Score, kindly i need your assistance regarding the "Update on the '11-'12 CPA Exam Scoring Error and AICPA Response"


My Current  Credit Status for Examination:

Audit            Credit       Expires 02/04/2013

BEC             Credit       Expires 02/16/2013

FAR             Credit       Expires  02/22/2014


Hope to hear from you positively


Thank you for your cooperation.


Best Regards

Rabih El Selfani 


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