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Pennsylvania CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Pennsylvania

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

1,600

Hours of Experience

$1,110

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Pennsylvania CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting and auditing, business law, micro or macro economics, and financial or tax subjects


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)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year (1,600 hours) of accounting experience within 5 years of the day of license application, verified by a licensed CPA. Qualifying work experience includes providing any type of service or advice involving the use of: accounting, attest, compilation, consulting financial advisory, management advisory, or tax

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy
2601 North Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Email: ST-ACCOUNTANCY@state.pa.uscpaes-pa@nasba.org
Phone: 717-783-1404
Fax: 717-705-5540

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fee $105
Registration Fee $105
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1109.96

   *$105 re-examination application fee

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