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Arizona CPA Requirements

See what you need to become a CPA in Arizona. Download your FREE Arizona CPA Requirements Guide to learn everything you need to become a CPA in AZ!

How to Become a CPA in Arizona

Curious how to become a CPA in Arizona? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop shop for CPA Requirements in Arizona. Navigate through the tabs below for a comprehensive overview of your state’s specific CPA requirements, including: education and residency requirements, licensure details, who to contact, and how much the exam costs.

150

Semester Units

2000

Hours of Experience

$843

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam & 5 Letters of Recommendation

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Arizona CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements:24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (12 hours must be upper level courses) + 18 semester hours of business related courses


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree) with 36 hours in accounting (20 must be upper division) and 30 hours in business related subjects

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) work experience with Certificate of Experience signed by licensed CPA, fulfilled before, during, or after passing the CPA Exam

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam and provide 5 letters of recommendation

State Board Contacts

Arizona State Board of Accountancy
100 N. 15th Avenue, Room 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Email: kls@azaccountancy.gov
Phone: 602-364-0804
Fax: 602-364-0903

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $100
AUD $195.35
BEC $176.25
FAR $195.35
REG $176.25
Total $843.20

   *$50 re-examination application fee

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