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Colorado CPA Exam Requirements

Colorado CPA Exam Requirements

The Colorado CPA exam review can be an enormous investment of your time and energy. However, the Colorado CPA exam doesn’t just require knowledge about the accounting industry. Colorado requirements for CPA extend to educational and financial elements as well. Do you know whether you qualify for all Colorado CPA requirements? If not, your Colorado CPA review process should be broadened to ensure that you meet all CPA Colorado requirements. See details and resources below.

Education Requirements
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Hour Requirements: 150 semester hours are required to receive certification, but not required to sit for the exam.
Additional Requirements: 27 semester hours in accounting and 21 semester hours in business or administration courses.
Credit Requirements: None. Must have 27 semester hours of accounting courses (3 hours of which have to be in Auditing), and 21 semester hours of business courses (no more than 6 hours in any one subject). (Requirements may vary. Contact the Colorado State Board for more information on Colorado requirements to take the CPA exam.)

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: None required.
Minimum Age: None

License Requirements
Social Security Requirement:
Yes
Education Requirement: 150 semester hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year employment (1,800 hours) for one or more employers as an employee of a CPA. The experience may be gained through public accounting, industry, government, or academic + 30 semester hours.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam with at least a 90%

Colorado State Board Contacts
Colorado Board of Accountancy
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Email: accounts@dora.state.co.us, cpaes-co@nasba.org
Phone: (303) 894-5961
Fax: (303) 894-2310

Colorado CPA Exam Fees
Application Fee: $150
Registration Fees

  • 1 Exam Section: $65
  • 2 Exam Sections: $80
  • 3 Exam Sections: $95
  • 4 Exam Sections: $110

Examination Fees

  • AUD - $190.35
  • FAR - $190.35
  • BEC - $171.25
  • REG - $171.25

CPA Exam Resources
CPA Examination Review Materials
Colorado Society of CPAs
Colorado CPA Application Forms
NASBA – Colorado
CPA Requirements in Other States