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West Virginia CPA Requirements

See what you need to become a CPA in West Virginia. Download your FREE West Virginia CPA Requirements Guide to learn everything you need to become a CPA in WV!

How to Become a CPA in West Virginia

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

$955

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your West Virginia CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 Semester Hours

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in of upper division accounting courses, including 3 hours of ethics and 3 hours of business law. 27 semester hours or equivalent quarter 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 general experience completed during the four-year period prior to applying for licensure.

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

West Virginia Board of Accountancy
106 Capitol Street Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25301-2610

Web: https://www.boa.wv.gov/

Email: boa@boa.virginia.govwvboa@mail.wvnet.edu
Phone: 304-558-3557
Fax: 304-558-1325

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $10
Per Part Application Fees $40
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $954.50

   *$40 re-examination application fee

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