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Georgia CPA Exam Requirements

Georgia CPA requirements are in place to ensure that new CPAs are as qualified and experienced as possible before they start their exciting new financial careers. The Georgia CPA exam has numerous requirements established, and you want to ensure you meet them all before investing too much in Georgia CPA review materials. View the Georgia requirements for CPA exams here so you can sit the exam with complete peace of mind.

Education Requirements
Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) needed for certification, but not needed to sit for the exam
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level 

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: It is not necessary 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 Requirement: 1 year of public accounting experience and/or 1 year of academia which shall consist of 24 semester hours taught in a period not less than 12 months and not more than 36 months
Ethics Exam: None

Georgia State Board Contacts
Georgia State Board of Public Accountancy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (478) 207-1363

Georgia CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $135

Examination Fees

  • AUD - $215
  • FAR - $215
  • BEC - $185
  • REG - $185

Registration Fee

  • 1 SECTION - $60
  • 2 SECTIONS - $75
  • 3 SECTIONS  - $90
  • 4 SECTIONS  - $105

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