Virginia CPA Requirements
How to Become a CPA in Virginia
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in 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.
Getting your Virginia CPA
CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours of upper level accounting, including auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation.
24 semester hours of business courses
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: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree)
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,080 hours) full time work experience under a licensed CPA within the areas of academia, public practice, government or industry in any capacity involving the substantial use of accounting, financial, tax or other skills that are relevant.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam
|Initial Application Fees||$120|
*$20 re-examination application fee