West Virginia CPA Requirements

West Virginia CPA Requirements

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West Virginia CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: To Sit: Bachelor’s degree. To Become Certified: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: 27 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in specific accounting courses, excluding introductory accounting courses covering the principles of accounting components, including the minimum requirements of 6 hours in financial accounting or intermediate accounting, 6 hours in auditing or accounting information systems with a minimum of 3 hours in auditing, 3 hours in taxation, 3 hours in cost, managerial, governmental or not-for-profit accounting and 9 hours in accounting electives

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 hours including Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year general experience gained through the employment in private practice, government, industry, not-for-profit organization, academia, or public practice

Ethics Exam: None

West Virginia Board of Accountancy
106 Capitol Street Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301-2610

Email: boa@boa.virginia.gov, wvboa@mail.wvnet.edu
Phone: 304-558-3557
Fax: 304-558-1325

Initial Application Fee $10
AUD $192.03
BEC $172.51
FAR $192.03
REG $172.51
Total $739.08

     *$40 re-examination application fee