CPA Credit Extension Covid-19 – Immunocompromised

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    I was wondering if anyone was able to get a credit extension due to covid-19 and having an immunodeficiency disorder. I know states each have set extensions, but has anyone requested one because that extension might not have applied and because now that corona is spiking again, might be scared to take the test due to having a compromised immune system?
    If you have, what steps did you take? Any suggestions?
    Even if this does not apply to you, what are your thoughts or suggestions on handling this situation? Maybe you have experience requesting a similar extension.

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    I can’t imagine how frustrating it is for you being immune compromised and rushing to get this exam done. I hope you stay safe.
    California granted an extension to candidates until 12/31 but I felt I needed more time considering my exam would’ve expired 10/16.
    I wrote them an email right when covid started in March and heard back from them about my request being granted in July…it took so long for them to get back to me and I was anxious everyday.
    So for my state, we had to write a personal letter and sign it. In addition, I had a doctors note as well.
    I hope it works out in your favor

    REG: 73, 76

    AUD: 63, 61, 72, 78

    FAR: 63, 73, TBD

    BEC: 62, TBD


    Thank you for your response. Good to hear other peoples experiences.
    I hope you are staying safe as well. And good luck on your exams!!

    Is there a location where it tells you how to request a credit extension? Or is it the same for all states. I tried looking at my state board website (NJ) and everywhere for guidelines, but have not found anything.

    Failing is not the end; keep trying. I will keep trying.

    I was able to get a 3 month extension on my AUD credit due to prometric closings and not being able to test due to COVID. Reach out to your board of accountancy and see what they will do for you.

    AUD - 75
    BEC - 79
    FAR - 77
    REG - 79

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    I'm working through the COVID-19 exam credit extension process right now for Washington State. I could not find any guidelines online about what to submit either, so I reached out to my state board to ask what kind of documentation they needed. I got bounced between the state board and NASBA three times, each of them saying that the other responsible for evaluating credit extensions.

    Eventually, I did get ahold of someone at NASBA who was super helpful. He said that the extensions are granted on a state-by-state basis, and that they need documentation for basically everything.

    For example, I not only had to prove that my roommate had a positive COVID-19 test, but I also had to provide our matching rent invoices to prove that I lived with him. I don't know if mine will get granted, but I think the best bet is to provide the maximum possible amount of evidence. If you make a claim, have documentation to support it.

    The NASBA employee said that he's thrown out credit requests who just provide proof that they had COVID or something like that without proof that having COVID disrupted their exam experience. You might need to provide medical documentation that shows you are immunocompromised. He also said that credit extension requests got denied if you were testing during the period of time that you claimed you couldn't test, even if the testing seriously endangered you. I am concerned that might happen to you if you applied for an NTS at any time between the start of COVID and this spike. Maybe it would help to have a note from your doctor saying that testing now, during a COVID spike, would seriously endanger your health? It sounds like they're being stringent with granting exam credit extensions.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that when I talked to him last Friday (1/15), he said that they were still processing requests from late November/early December, so it's unlikely to hear back on any requests for at least 4 weeks. I'm glad they're still processing them, but it might be quite some time before any of us hear back.

    I hope this is helpful, and I'd love to open up more conversation on this topic as I'm sure many people are wondering how to get COVID-19 credit extensions. Since the state boards and NASBA aren't providing any clarity or guidance, I think we can all come together to help each other. Best of luck!

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 87
    FAR - 72
    REG - 75
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