Washington CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Washington
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: 24 hours semester hours in accounting subjects (15 upper division), including financial reporting, auditing, and taxation
24 semester hours in business subjects, including business management, marketing, and business law
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: None
Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of work experience covering a minimum of 12 months (not consecutive), fulfilled before, during, or after the CPA Exam
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam with at least a 90% and must pass Washington State Ethics & Regulations Exam with at least a 90%
|Initial Application Fee||$155|
*Re-examination application fee varies