Georgia CPA Exam Requirements

30 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Georgia CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: 18

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Georgia CPA Exam Education Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.)

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level

Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)

Experience requirements:

Prior to 7/1/09: 2 years of public accounting experience. In lieu of the 2 years public accounting experience, 5 years in business, industry, government or academia.

After 7/1/09: 1 year of public accounting experience and/or 1 year of academia which shall consist of 24 semester hours taught in a period not less than 12 months and not more than 36 months.

Ethics exam: No ethics exam


You may register online via credit card. To apply for the CPA Examination online, you will be asked to create a user account upon your first usage of our online application tool. If you’ve previously applied for the CPA Examination outside of our online application tool (via paper application or other method), you will need to import your previous application information. To do this, you will need to know the jurisdiction in which you sat for the examination as a first-time candidate, and your Jurisdiction ID Number. If you need your Jurisdiction ID number, click here. Registering for a user account will allow you to apply for the exam, maintain your current information, view your scores, check your application status and reprint your Notice(s) To Schedule.

Pre-Evaluation Service

Georgia offers pre-evaluation as an optional service. A pre-evaluation will identify any academic deficiencies in your education before you submit a first-time application for the Exam. To begin the pre-evaluation process, please visit CPA Central. You must create a CPA Central user account before you can submit your pre-evaluation application online.

Send any additional required information or documents to:

CPA Examination Services – GA

PO Box 198469

Nashville, TN 37219

Materials to be Submitted with Application

Official transcript(s). Submission by you or school to CPAES.

International Evaluation, if applicable. Submission by you or evaluation agency to CPAES.

ADA Accommodation Form, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.

Please allow two to four weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.

Georgia CPA Exam Fees

All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.

You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.

Application fee $150.00

Examination Fees

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $192.03

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)          $172.51

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)             $192.03

Regulation (REG)              $172.51

Registration Fees

4 examination sections  $75.00

3 examination sections  $75.00

2 examination sections  $75.00

1 examination section    $75.00

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Phone Number: 800-330-8889

Fax Number: 404-237-1291

Address: 6 Concourse Parkway, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA. 30328

Email: (Member Services Department); (CPE Department)

Georgia State Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 404-463-0365

Address: 200 Piedmont Ave., Suite 1604, West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334



Effective July 1 2014, The Georgia Board of Accountancy is no longer housed with the Professional Licensing  Board Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.  The Board of Accountancy is now housed within the State Accounting Office.  This action was taken legislatively in HB 291, and was supported by the Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals.  Those with business with the Board of Accountancy can contact 404-463-0365 or  Thank you.

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