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Virginia CPA Requirements

Virginia CPA Requirements

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Virginia CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: Accounting courses = minimum 24 semester hours, to include: auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. Business courses = minimum of 24 semester hours, not more than 6 semester hours of accounting courses (not included in the 24 hours of accounting courses) may be considered as business courses. Principles or introductory courses do not qualify in the 48 required hours.

Residency Requirements

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: Employed full-time equivalent of 1 year in academia, a firm, government or industry in any capacity involving the substantial use of accounting, financial, tax or other skills that are relevant. Whether other skills are relevant shall be determined by the Virginia Board of Accountancy on a case-by-case basis. Self- employment does not qualify as experience

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Virginia Board of Accountancy
3600 West Broad Street, Suite 378
Richmond, VA 23230-4916

Email: boa@boa.virginia.gov, cpaes-va@nasba.org
Phone: 804-367-8505
Fax: 804-367-2174

Initial Application Fee $120
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $854.10

     *$20 re-examination application fee