Illinois CPA Exam Requirements

From downtown Chicago to Wrigley Field, there is always something to do in Illinois! Thinking of taking the CPA Exam? View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the Illinois State Board of Accountancy below.

CPA Exam Requirements

Check if you meet the requirements to sit for the exam.

Age: No Age Requirement
Education: Bachelor's degree with 150 hours is required to sit for the exam Candidates can receive ""provisional"" approval to sit while completing requirements.
Citizenship: Citizenship is not required.
Residency: Residency is not required.

Additional Education Requirements

CPA Licensure Requirements

Here’s what you need to become licensed in the state of Illinois.

Education: Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.
Experience: 1 year general experience in government, industry academia or public practice.
Ethics: AICPA Ethics examination is required to be licensed.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

Illinois Board of Examiners
1120 E Diehl Rd., Suite 107
Naperville, IL
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $120.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $854.10

Schedule Your Exam

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To receive your CPA license additional requirements may be necessary. As fees and rules may change, we recommend contacting your State Board of Accountancy for more information.

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