Arizona CPA Requirements

Arizona CPA Requirements

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Arizona CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (12 hours must be upper level courses)

18 semester hours of business related courses

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Education Requirement: 150 hours (including Bachelor's Degree) with 36 hours in accounting (20 must be upper division) and 30 hours in business related subjects

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirement: 1 year (2,000 hours) work experience with Certificate of Experience signed by licensed CPA, fulfilled before, during, or after passing the CPA Exam

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam and provide 5 letters of recommendation

Arizona State Board of Accountancy
100 N. 15th Avenue, Room 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Phone: 602-364-0804

Fax: 602-364-0903

Initial Application Fees $100
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $933.60

     *$50 re-examination application fee