Ohio CPA Requirements

Ohio CPA Requirements

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Ohio CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate or Graduate degree with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting

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: 150 hours or sat for the exam prior to 2000. 2 years public accounting experience: Sat for exam with less than 150 hours but obtained 150 hours prior to certification. The public accounting experience is gained through employment in government, business or academia

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

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 $140
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $874.10

     *Re-examination application fee varies