Ohio CPA Exam Requirements

From Cleveland to Cincinnati, Columbus to Toledo, life as a CPA in the Buckeye state awaits! View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the Ohio State Board of Accountancy below.

CPA Exam Requirements

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

Age: 18
Education: Bachelor's degree with 150 total semester hours is required to sit for the exam 30 semester hours in accounting courses 24 semester hours in business courses
Citizenship: Citizenship is not required.
Residency: Residency is required.

Additional Education Requirements

CPA Licensure Requirements

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

Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.

Experience Requirements

1 year experience in public accounting: 150 hours or sat for the exam prior to 2000. 2 years public accounting experience: Sat for exam with less than 150 hours but obtained 150 hours prior to certification. The public accounting experience is gained through employment in government, business or academia.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

Accountancy Board of Ohio
614-995-0192
77 South High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH
State Board Website

Fees

View Application and Testing Fees

Initial Application Fee $140.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $874.10

Prometric

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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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