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Iowa CPA Exam Requirements

Iowa 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 Iowa CPA exam has numerous requirements established, and you want to ensure you meet them all before investing too much in Iowa CPA review materials. View the Iowa 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) 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

Examination Fees

  • AUD - $190.35
  • FAR - $190.35
  • BEC - $171.25
  • REG - $171.25
Repeat Application Fees
Fee per section - $145.00

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