Arizona CPA Exam Requirements

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 - $208.40
  • FAR - $208.40
  • BEC - $208.40
  • REG - $208.40