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Florida CPA Exam Requirements

Florida CPA Exam Requirements

Taking the Florida CPA exam? Are you aware of Florida requirements for CPA students seeking licensure? Don’t let Florida CPA requirements keep you from achieving your dream of starting a promising new career in accounting. The Florida CPA review will go all the smoother when you know you’ll meet all CPA Florida requirements and not have to scramble when it actually comes time to sit for the exam.

Education Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (160 quarter units) are required in the Florida to sit for the CPA Exam. 150 semester units (225 quarter units) are required for licensure.
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 24 semester units in accounting (above introductory level) and 24 semester hours of general business courses, including a minimum of 6 semester units in business law

U.S. Citizenship is not a Florida CPA exam requirement.
Minimum Age: There are no Florida CPA requirements dictating a minimum age limit.
Additional Requirements: There are no Florida CPA exam requirements to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state.

License Requirements
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting, government, industry or academia and must be verified by a licensed CPA (this experience can be obtained prior to the application, while sitting for the exam, or after passing all four parts of the exam. However, requirements to sit for the exam must be met before work experience commences).
Ethics Exam: None

Florida State Board Contacts
Florida Board of Accountancy
240 NW 76th Dr., Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Fax: (850) 921-6636

Florida CPA Exam Fees
Association License Fee: $50

Registration Fees

  • 1 Exam Section: $60
  • 2 Exam Sections: $75
  • 3 Exam Sections: $90
  • 4 Exam Sections: $105

Examination Fees

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

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