A big thanks to Infinity Accounting for pointing out a MAJOR change to the EA Exam testing procedures this year. According to the most recent Prometric IRS Testing Bulletin, exam candidates will no longer receive their testing scores immediately after completing the exam.
The IRS will be mailing out your exam scores after you complete the test, and you no longer receive your actual scores. You will only be notified that you've passed. You will still get two years to pass the exam.
This means that once you've passed a particular section, you have two years to retain that passing score and finish up the test. This new procedure will continue until the middle of August, in a beta phase.
We do not know if it will be made permanent. Please share this important news with any other EA candidates, it's a significant change in Prometric's testing policy! You can download the most recent version of the EA Exam testing bulletin here.