CPA Exam Overview
To earn the CPA credential, you need to pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Find out more about each exam section and its key topics.
Here is the list of requirements you need to meet.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher
Many states allow a candidate to sit for the CPA Exam with 120 credit hours including specific accounting credits
For the CPA License, most states require 150 semester hours
Achieve a score of 75 or more for each part of the “Uniform CPA Examination” which is administered by the AICPA
Be prepared to take the exam in English
Sit for the exam in the U.S. or if you are an international candidate, you can take the exam in any of the following countries: India, Nepal, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates
Meet the education requirements
Sit and pass all 4 parts of the Uniform CPA Examination
Meet the experience requirements as determined by your state board
Are you eligible to sit for the CPA exam and program?
Take our eligibility quiz to find out if you meet the requirements