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District of Columbia CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Washington D.C.

Curious how to become a CPA in the District of Columbia? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in the District of Columbia. 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

1

Years of Experience

$905

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (225 quarter units) needed to sit for the exam.

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: Degree with concentration in accounting (27 semester hours in accounting-related subjects, including 3 hours in accounting, 3 hours in auditing, 3 hours in cost accounting, 3 hours in federal income tax, 12 hours other accounting courses, 3 hours of commercial law)


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

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: Baccalaureate Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting, government, industry or academia that must be verified by a licensed CPA (this experience can be obtained prior to the application, while sitting for the exam, or after all four parts of the exam have been passed. However, requirements to sit for the exam must be met before work experience commences)

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

District of Columbia State Board of Accountancy
941 North Capitol Street, N.E., Room 7200
Washington, D.C. 20002

Phone: 202-442-4461
Fax: 202-442-4528

CPA Fees

Associated Fees Amount
Registration Fee* $175.00
AUD Exam Fee $192.03
BEC Exam Fee $172.51
FAR Exam Fee $192.03
REG Exam Fee $172.51
Total $904.08

   *Registration fee includes a $110 refundable license fee
   **Repeat application fee $65

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