Iowa CPA Exam Requirements

30 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Iowa CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Iowa CPA Exam Education Requirements

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

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level accounting or principles of accounting

Exam sitting requirements: B.A. or within 120 days of B.A.

Experience requirements: 1 year experience in more than one employment situation (includes internships) in government industry, academia or public accounting. 2 years experience for attest CPA which includes 1 year of attest and year of general experience.

Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure


Send any additional required information or documents to:

CPA Examination Services – IA

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.

Iowa CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $145

Audit:    $192.03

Financial:             $192.03

Regulation:         $172.51

Business:             $172.51

Total:     $874.08

Special Fees: Re-exam registration fee (varying amounts based on number of parts)

Registration Fees

4 examination sections  $115.00

3 examination sections  $100.00

2 examination sections  $85.00

1 examination section    $70.00

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Cheryl Miller

Phone Number: 515-223-8161

Fax Number: 515-223-7347

In State Toll Free: 800-659-6375

Address: 1415 28th St., Ste. 450, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1419

Email: (Cheryl Miller) or

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board

Phone Number: 515-725-9021 or 515-725-9022

Fax Number: 515-725-9032

Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau

Address: 200 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 350, Des Moines, IA 50309-1862


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