Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements

Requirements

Education Requirements

150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? No
Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate

Additional Educational Requirements

  • 27 semester hours in accounting and
  • 12 semester hours in other business related subjects

Note:

Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.

Residency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? No

Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

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Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements exam fees

Initial Application Fee: $150
Audit: $193.45
Financial: $193.45
Regulation: $173.60
Business: $173.60
Total: $884.10

Special Fees: NOTE:* Initial application fee includes a one-time $30 application fee plus $30 per section (to be paid for each section each time the candidate sits for the exam)

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Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements state board contacts

Kentucky State Board of Accountancy
332 West Broadway, Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202-2115

Web: www.cpa.ky.gov/
Phone: 502-595-3037
Fax: 502-595-4500

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Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements Application Process

  • Review exam requirements

    To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in Kentucky, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You will need:

    1. A Bachelor's degree

    2. A concentration (27 hours) in Accounting and 12 hours in other business subjects.

  • Submit your exam application, enroll in Becker
    If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the State Board using the link provided in the Becker website. The application fee will be $30 (one time only), plus $30 per section fee. 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 or online to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
  • Request and forward your transcripts
    Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the State Board 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.
  • Pay your exam fees
    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 of $734.10 for all four parts, which must be paid within ninety days. 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
  • Schedule your exam
    Your NTS can cover any number of parts and you can have more than one NTS open at the same time. 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 Lexington, Louisville or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.