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Ohio CPA Exam Requirements

For Ohio 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 Ohio requirements for CPA exam takers. Ohio CPA requirements not only cover educational and experiential elements, but one must also be prepared for the necessary fees. Ensure that your Ohio CPA review progress isn’t halted by an unfortunate, overlooked requirement by reviewing them here.

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate or Graduate degree with 150 semester units
Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: It is necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement:
Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting: 150 hours or sat for the exam prior to 2000. 2 years public accounting experience: Sat for exam with less than 150 hours but obtained 150 hours prior to certification. The public accounting experience is gained through employment in government, business or academia
Ethics Exam: Must pass Ohio Board of Accountancy course on basic professional standards and responsibilities

Ohio State Board Contacts
Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6128
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Phone: (614) 466-4135
Fax: (614) 466-2628

Ohio CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $140
Reapplication Fee:

  • Section 1 - $70
  • Section 2 - $90
  • Section 3 - $110
  • Section 4 - $130

Examination Fees

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

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