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Learn about the important changes regarding CPA examinations
Starting from November 29, 2019, all CPA students/candidates will receive CPA-issued laptops at the examination writing centres to write their exams. These laptops will be pre-loaded with the Surpass (SecureClient) software. The decision to continue using the software to provide security and collect responses for the exams was made after new software updates were implemented and a rigorous testing process was performed.
These changes mean that students/candidates will:
Surpass (SecureClient) is an application that locks down computers so that no other programs or files can be accessed during an examination. The application automatically uploads all responses into the Surpass Test Administration system.
Surpass (SecureClient) enables you to:
*If your examination contains only MCQs, you will not have access to the word processor or spreadsheet.
To help familiarize you with the exam writing environment, the following optional training materials are available for you to review at your convenience:
If you have any questions about the new method of exam delivery or Surpass (SecureClient), please contact the CPA Student Support Web Portal.
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