Ohio CPA Requirements

Ohio CPA Requirements

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Ohio CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) OR achieved a score of at least 620 on the GMAT Exam

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper level accounting including at least one of each: taxation, auditing (internal auditing not applicable), financial accounting, management accounting, professional ethics and responsibilities

24 semester hours of business courses

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting in public accounting, government, business or academia earned in Ohio or any other state and verified by a CPA or comparably qualified accountant holding an independent auditor credential

Ethics Exam: Must pass Ohio Board of Accountancy course on basic professional standards and responsibilities and pass criminal background check

Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6128

Email: cpaes-oh@nasba.org, lorena.hinkle@acc.state.oh.us
Phone: 614-466-4135
Fax: 614-466-2628

Initial Application Fees $155
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $988.60

     *Re-examination application fee varies