Ohio CPA Exam Requirements

27 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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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

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  $130.00

3 examination sections  $110.00

2 examination sections  $90.00

1 examination section    $70.00

Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Rebecca Hixen

Phone Number: 614-764-2727

In State Toll Free800-686-2727

CPAnswers: 888-959-1212

Address: 535 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

Email: rhixen@ohiocpa.com or oscpa@ohiocpa.com

Accountancy Board of Ohio

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

Email: john.e.patterson@acc.ohio.gov

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