Virginia CPA Exam Requirements

27 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements

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Virginia CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Virginia CPA Exam Education Requirements

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

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: Accounting courses = minimum 24 semester hours, to include: auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. Business courses = minimum of 24 semester hours, not more than 6 semester hours of accounting courses (not included in the 24 hours of accounting courses) may be considered as business courses. Principles or introductory courses do not qualify in the 48 required hours.

Exam sitting requirements: 120 semester hours (including B.A.) with accounting concentration or equivalent.

Experience requirements: Employed full-time equivalent of 1 year in academia, a firm, government or industry in any capacity involving the substantial use of accounting, financial, tax or other skills that are relevant. Whether other skills are relevant shall be determined by the Virginia Board of Accountancy on a case-by-case basis. Self- employment does not qualify as experience.

Ethics exam: AICPA self-study Professional Ethics: AICPA Comprehensive Course

Virginia CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee:   $120

Audit:    $192.03

Financial:             $192.03

Regulation:         $172.51

Business:             $172.51

Total:     $849.08

Special Fees: Re-exam registration fee (varying amounts based on number of parts)

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Molly Wash

Phone Number: 804-612-9417

Member Services Hotline: 800-733-8272

CPE Hotline: 800-341-8189

Fax Number: 804-273-1741

Address: 4309 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Email: (Molly Wash) or

Virginia Board of Accountancy

Phone Number: 804-367-8505

CPA examination services: 804-367-1111

Fax Numer: 804-527-4409

Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 402, Henrico, VA 23233

Email: or

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