Ohio CPA Exam Requirements
Age Requirement: 18
Citizenship Requirement: No
Residency Requirement: Yes
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Ohio 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
Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)
Experience requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting: 150 hours or sat for the exam prior to 2000. 2 years public accounting experience: Sat for exam with less than 150 hours but obtained 150 hours prior to certification. The public accounting experience is gained through employment in government, business or academia.
Ethics exam: Ohio Board of Accountancy course on basic professional standards and responsibilities
Criminal background check for all applicants.
Send any additional required information or documents to:
CPA Examination Services – OH
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.
If you have previously applied and sat but were currently enrolled in college at the time of application (Certificate of Enrollment form), you are NOT automatically considered a re-examination candidate.
Ohio 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 $140.00
Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $192.03
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $172.51
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $192.03
Regulation (REG) $172.51
4 examination sections $130.00
3 examination sections $110.00
2 examination sections $90.00
1 examination section $70.00
Phone Number: 614-764-2727
In State Toll Free: 800-686-2727
Address: 535 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
John E. Patterson, Executive Director
Phone Number: 614-466-4135 or 614-995-0192
Fax Number: 614-466-2628
Address: 77 South High Street, 18th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6128