Oklahoma CPA license requirements

This page serves as a resource for your state's CPA licensure requirements and is current as of December 2019. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.

Degree requirement
bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university

Minimum education requirement
150 semester hours including:

  • minimum of 76 hours of upper-level division course credit
  • minimum of 30 hours of upper-level accounting courses including at least one course in auditing or assurance
  • auditing or assurance course must have a concentration on external auditing standards including but not limited to statements on auditing standards (SAS) (internal auditing does not meet this requirement)
  • minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-level division related course credit in any or all of the subjects of:
    • economics
    • statistics
    • finance
    • business management
    • marketing
    • business law
    • business communication
    • risk management
    • insurance
    • financial information systems
    • computer science

Minimum experience requirement
One year of experience is required.

Experience shall be defined by the board by rule and shall include providing a type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills, and be satisfied through work experience in government, industry, academia or public practice, all of which shall be verified by a certificate or license holder or an individual approved by the board.

Ethics exam
Every applicant for the certificate of certified public accountant or license of public accountant shall provide evidence of successful completion of an ethics examination prescribed by the board.

CPA Certificates, PA Licenses, and/or permits to practice public accounting expire each year on the last day of your birth month.

CPE must be earned between January 1 and December 31 of the prior calendar year.

The renewal process is open to you for three months. Your CPA Certificate or PA License will be revoked if you have not registered by midnight of the last day of the month immediately following your birth month.

At least 120 hours of continuing professional education within a three-year period with completion of not less than 20 hours of continuing professional education in any year.


Renewals, CPE

Education, residency


Experience, CPE

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