Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements

26 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: 18

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Kentucky CPA Exam Education Requirements

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

Participates in International Examination Program: No

Hours in accounting: 27 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting

Exam sitting requirements: B.A (120 hours)

Experience requirements: 1 year experience in an accounting or auditing position in public practice, academia, industry or government

Ethics exam: No ethics exam


A transcript from a post-secondary educational institution located outside the United States shall be certified by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) or a credentialing agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Click here for a list of those agencies – Foreign Credentials

Kentucky CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $150

Audit:    $192.03

Financial:             $192.03

Regulation:         $172.51

Business:             $172.51

Total:     $879.08

Special Fees: NOTE:* Initial application fee includes a one-time $30 application fee plus $30 per section (to be paid for each section each time the candidate sits for the exam)

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Laura Lewis

Phone Number: 502-266-5272

Fax Number: 502-261-9512

In State Toll Free: 800-292-1754

Address: 1735 Alliant Ave., Louisville, KY 40299


Kentucky State Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 502-595-3037

Fax Number: 502-595-4500

Address: 332 West Broadway, Suite 310, Louisville, KY 40202-2115


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