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Pennsylvania CPA Exam Requirements

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

Education Requirements
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree or Graduate degree
Unit Requirements: 150 semester hours
Additional Requirements: Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 24 semester units in accounting [OR] Baccalaureate degree with 150 semester units, 36 of which must be in accounting [OR] Master's degree with a minimum of 24 semester units in accounting. Prior to Jan. 1, 2012, First time CPA Exam takers before Dec. 31, 2011, must complete their work experience within 10 years (120 months) of application for the CPA certificate. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, All CPA candidates must have completed their one year work experience requirement within five years (60 months) of the date of application.

Residency Requirements
Citizenship: U.S.Citizenship not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: In state residency is required, or may be a Pennsylvania college graduate.

Pennsylvania State Board Contacts
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy
2601 North Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ,
Phone: 717-783-1404
Fax: 717-705-5540

Pennsylvania CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section: $100
Reapplication Fee per section: $100

Examination Fees
AUD - $207
FAR - $207
BEC - $185
REG - $185

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