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Ohio CPA Requirements

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

How to Become a CPA in Ohio

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

Year of Experience

$1,080

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Ohio CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) OR achieved a score of at least 620 on the GMAT Exam

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper level accounting including at least one of each: taxation, auditing (internal auditing not applicable), financial accounting, management accounting, professional ethics and responsibilities
24 semester hours of business courses


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is 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)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting in public accounting, government, business or academia earned in Ohio or any other state and verified by a CPA or comparably qualified accountant holding an independent auditor credential

Ethics Exam: Must pass Ohio Board of Accountancy course on basic professional standards and responsibilities and pass criminal background check

State Board Contacts

Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6128

Email: cpaes-oh@nasba.orglorena.hinkle@acc.state.oh.us
Phone: 614-466-4135
Fax: 614-466-2628

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $180
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1079.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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