As a first-time applicant, you must:
If you have taken the examination as a candidate of another jurisdiction prior to January 1, 2000, you may grandfather in Ohio. Contact CPA Examination Services for additional information.
Public accountants (PA) may also qualify by experience in lieu of education. Only currently licensed PAs can qualify.
For further information about Ohio’s Educational Requirements, contact the Accountancy Board of Ohio.
All education requirements must be met at the time of application
There is not a residency requirement for the state of Ohio.
State Board Contacts
Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6128
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Phone: (614) 466-4135
Fax: (614) 466-2628
Ohio CPA Exam Fees
You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
|Application fee – 4 examination sections||$170.00|
|Application fee – 3 examination sections||$165.00|
|Application fee – 2 examination sections||$160.00|
|Application fee – 1 examination section||$155.00|
|Auditing and Attestation (AUD)||$208.40|
|Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)||$208.40|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)||$208.40|
|Registration Fee – 4 examination sections||$95.00|
|Registration Fee – 3 examination sections||$90.00|
|Registration Fee – 2 examination sections||$85.00|
|Registration Fee – 1 examination section||$80.00|