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Virginia CPA Exam Requirements

Virginia CPA Exam Requirements

While in the midst of your Virginia CPA exam review, take the time to consider what CPA Virginia requirements you may or may not yet fulfill. If you’re looking for Virginia CPA exam success, remember that the Virginia requirements for CPA licensing don’t end with the material covered in each section. Virginia CPA requirements also include educational and legal standards that must be taken into account alongside your Virginia CPA review. Check out below for details and resources.

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: Accounting courses = minimum 24 semester hours, to include: auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. Business courses = minimum of 24 semester hours, not more than 6 semester hours of accounting courses (not included in the 24 hours of accounting courses) may be considered as business courses. Principles or introductory courses do not qualify in the 48 required hours.

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

Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: Employed full-time equivalent of 1 year in academia, a firm, government or industry in any capacity involving the substantial use of accounting, financial, tax or other skills that are relevant. Whether other skills are relevant shall be determined by the Virginia Board of Accountancy on a case-by-case basis. Self- employment does not qualify as experience
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Virginia State Board Contacts
Virginia Board of Accountancy
9960 Mayland Dr., Suite 402
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 367-8505
Fax: (804) 527-4409

Virginia CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee per Section:
$120 (non-refundable)

Examination Fees
AUD - $190.35
FAR - $190.35
BEC - $171.25
REG - $171.25

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