Washington CPA Exam Requirements

A vast rainforest, a thriving tech industry, and a vibrant music scene await you as a CPA in Washington. View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the Washington 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. 24 semester hours in accounting
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 Washington.

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

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

Washington State Board of Accountancy
P.O. Box 9131
Olympia, WA
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $150.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $884.10

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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