CPA Requirements

: What You Need to Know

Meeting the CPA requirements in terms of education and experience in order to take the CPA exam is the goal of anyone who aspires to become a certified public accountant. Depending on the state and the jurisdiction that you live in, the requirements may vary slightly, which is why it is important to ensure that you are aware of not only of all general requirements but also of any state specific CPA requirements that apply to you.

Each state has a separate license board that determines and governs specific requirements but in general, CPA exam requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree is the first and most
    important CPA exam requirement
  • Completion of a minimum number of credit hours in business and accounting


Fortunately, there are many ways to complete the requirements for CPA exam qualification simultaneously. For example, some state boards will allow a candidate to take the CPA exam if they can prove that they are working towards meeting the educational CPA exam requirements.

The requirements to take the CPA exam may vary by state and jurisdiction, but regardless of where you are in this process, there is a Roger CPA review course designed for you. We guide our students through the preparation for all four sections of the CPA exam, providing helpful resources and expert mentoring along the way.