Kansas CPA Exam Requirements

02 Jun 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Kansas CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: Yes

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Kansas 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 theory and practice

Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)

Experience requirements: 1 year of accounting experience in government, industry, academia or public practice.

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


Two-tier state. When a CPA passes the exam, a certificate will be issued. However, a license/permit to practice will be issued when the experience requirement is completed.

Materials to be Submitted with Application

Official transcript(s) from each institution at which original credit toward the educational requirement was earned.

Photograph Form with a 2×2 photograph taken within the last three months, showing your head and shoulders only. Submission by you to CPAES.

International Evaluation, if applicable.

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

A signed copy of the Kansas Board of Accountancy Cheating Policy. Submission by you to CPAES.

If you have had a pre-evaluation completed by the Kansas Board of Accountancy, you must submit a copy of the results letter.

You must submit documentation to support your Kansas resident status. Acceptable documentation consists of:

If you live in Kansas, you must submit: (1) a copy of your valid driver’s license; and (2) a copy of a billing statement or mortgage or lease agreement reflecting your address in Kansas.

If you have a place of business in Kansas as a public accountant, you must submit proof of ownership of the business.

If you are employed by a public accounting firm in Kansas, you must submit a letter from your employer stating that you are permanently and currently employed.

If you are on military assignment in Kansas, you must submit a copy of your military orders.

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.

Kansas 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 $145.00

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  $110.00

3 examination sections  $95.00

2 examination sections  $80.00

1 examination section    $65.00

Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Mary MacBain

Phone Number: 785-272-4366

Fax Number: 785-272-4468

Address: 100 SE 9th Street, Suite 502, Topeka, KS 66612-1213

Email: mary@kscpa.org

Kansas Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 785-296-2162

Fax Number: 785-291-3501

Landon State Office Building

Address: 900 SW Jackson, Suite 556, Topeka, KS 66612-1239

Email: info@ksboa.ks.gov

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