|150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam?||No|
|Minimum Degree Required:||Baccalaureate|
Additional Educational Requirements
- Must complete 24 accounting semester hours
- Including 12 hours in intermediate or advanced accounting and 18 semester hours of related courses
- To be granted certification, minimum of 36 semester hours in accounting courses, of which at least 30 are upper level and at least 30 semester hours are related courses
Note:Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.
|U.S. Citizenship Required:||No|
|Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state?||No|
To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in Arizona, follow these steps:
Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials.
You will need:
A Bachelor's degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university and at least 24 hours in Accounting courses and 18 hours in related courses.
If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the Arizona State Board of Public Accountancy using the link provided in the Becker website. The application fee will be $100. You are able to apply for one or more sections of the exam at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months. Your name on the application should exactly match your name on your primary form of identification, which is usually your driver's license. At this time you should also begin planning your study approach by making inquiries into CPA reviews available in your area. The Becker CPA Review offers classes live, online or self-study to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the Arizona State Board of Public Accountancy for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is best to make plans to start your review at this time. The Becker CPA Review will significantly increase your chances of passing the exam.
After receiving the required information, the State Board will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a payment coupon for exam fees totalling $723.20, which must be paid in advance. Once fees are paid, you will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.
Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Phoenix, Tucson, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.
Exam Process Links
Arizona CPA Exam Requirements exam fees
|Initial Application Fee:||$100|
Special Fees: $50 re-examination application fee
Arizona CPA Exam Requirements state board contacts
Arizona State Board of Accountancy
100 N. 15th Avenue, Room 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007