Iowa CPA Exam Requirements

The “Fields of Opportunity” are ripe in the Hawk-Eye State! View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the Iowa 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 of 120 hours is required to sit for the exam
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 Iowa.

Education: Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.
Experience: "1 year experience in more than one employment situation (includes internships) in government industry, academia or public accounting or 2 years experience for attest CPA which includes 1 year of attest and year of general experience."
Ethics: AICPA Ethics examination is required to be licensed.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board
200 E. Grand Ave., Suite 350
Des Moines, IA
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $145.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $879.10

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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