Rhode Island CPA Exam Requirements

22 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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Rhode Island CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement:           None

Citizenship Requirement:             No

Residency Requirement:              Yes

Social Security Number Requirement:    Yes

Rhode Island CPA Exam Education Requirements

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

Participates in International Examination Program:            Yes

Hours in accounting:       Graduate Degree with concentration in accounting. Graduate Degree accredited in business-24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate accounting or 15 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in graduate accounting or a combination thereof. B.A. Degree or higher degree 24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate level accounting.

Exam sitting requirements:         B.A. (120 hours)

Experience requirements:           1 year experience gained through employment in public practice, government, industry, education or a combination thereof.

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


Transfer of grades – the applicant must meet all current requirements in Rhode Island at the time the application is made

Materials to be Submitted with Application

Official transcript(s). Submission by you or school to CPAES.

Copy of your diploma.

International evaluation, if applicable. Submission by you or evaluation agency to CPAES.

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

A copy of your valid Rhode Island driver’s license as evidence you meet the residency requirement.

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.

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island Society of CPAs

Denise Jacobson

Phone Number: 401-331-5720

Address: 45 Royal Little Drive, Providence, RI 02904

Email: djacobson@riscpa.org

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 401-462-9500

Fax Number: 401-462-9532

Address: 1511 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920

Email: dawne.broadfield@dbr.ri.gov

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