Iowa CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements
Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) required for certification but not required to sit for the exam
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level accounting or principles of accounting 

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: None
Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

License Requirements
Social Security Requirement:
Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in more than one employment situation (includes internships) in government industry, academia, or public accounting or 2 years experience for attest CPA which includes 1 year of attest and year of general experience
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Iowa State Board Contacts
Iowa State Board of Public Accountancy
1920 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 281-5910
Fax: (515) 281-7411

Iowa CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee per Section: $145.00

Examination Fees

  • AUD - $208.40
  • FAR - $208.40
  • BEC - $208.40
  • REG - $208.40
Registration Fees
4 examination sections $115.00
3 examination sections $100.0
2 examination sections $85.00
1 examination sections $70.00