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Arizona CPA Exam Requirements

For Arizona CPA exam students, the end goal is, of course, receiving one’s license as a CPA and embarking on an exciting new career. However, before that can be achieved, students must take into account the Arizona requirements for CPA exam takers. Arizona CPA requirements not only cover educational and experiential elements, but one must also be prepared for the necessary fees. Ensure that your Arizona CPA review progress isn’t halted by an unfortunate, overlooked requirement by reviewing them here.

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: 36 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (30 hours must be in upper-level)

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: US citizenship not required.
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: In state residency not required.

License Requirements
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirement: 1 year in private industry or government agency. Volunteer or intern work is eligible as long as it meets the definition of experience and is performed under a qualified person in the accounting field
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure

Arizona State Board Contacts
Arizona State Board of Public Accountancy
100 N. 15th Avenue, Room 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-0804
Fax: (602) 364-0903

Arizona CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $100
Reapplication Fee per section: $50

Examination Fees

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

CPA Exam Resources
CPA Examination Review Materials
Arizona Society of CPAs
Arizona CPA Application Forms
NASBA – Arizona