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COVID-19 Impact on Accounting Credentials

While news around COVID-19 is ever changing, and the impact it’s having on the accounting world is increasing, it’s a chaotic time that’s bringing a lot of uncertainty in for a lot of folks– especially exam candidates. But here at Surgent, we’re committed to making sure that you’re set up for success and kept in the loop with all the helpful news and information you need.

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5 Things We Recommend Candidates Do During This Time

1. If you have an exam scheduled, look out for an email and check out the online portal of your testing facility to reschedule.
2. Continue studying to maintain the knowledge you have – sticking to your routine can help bring a sense of normalcy.
3. Stay up to date on how this is impacting all areas of your specialty – deadlines are being pushed, and more may change.
4. Join as many virtual study groups and live webinars as you can to ask experts questions and discuss problems in a group setting.
5. Stay home!


News Updates

APRIL 23RD:Prometric announces it will stay closed through 5/31. Read more here.

MARCH 30TH:ISACA announces a live remote proctoring option for CISA Exam candidates, enabling candidates to take their exam remotely, in light of PSI closures. Read more here.

MARCH 20TH:In response to COVID-19, Pearson VUE is monitoring the situation and is making decisions about test center operations in accordance with Government and local authorities. As of right now, their guidance is to attempt to reschedule your exam through your online Pearson VUE account. Read more here.

MARCH 20TH: With the Coronavirus pandemic across the United States, the US treasury secretary has announced that Americans will have an additional three months to file their taxes. Read more here.

MARCH 19TH: As more and more companies take measures against the spread of COVID-19, PSI have built out an internal task force that meets each business day to monitor the situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and are in the process of closing testing sites and rescheduling CISA (and other) exams. Read more here.

MARCH 19TH: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) just announced their response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in light of recent news of Prometric testing centure closures. Read more here.


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