CPA license requirements

CPA requirements by state

Each state or territory (jurisdiction) determines the CPA license requirements. To become a licensed CPA, you must meet your state's CPA requirements, be declared eligible for the examination, and subsequently licensed, by the board of accountancy in one of the 55 license-granting jurisdictions. An individual becomes eligible for the exam by meeting specific CPA requirements by state as determined by the board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying. This website summarizes these requirements for each jurisdiction and provides resources to help you manage the CPA Examination application process.

 

Select a state:

To determine the specific exam application requirements for a particular jurisdiction, please click on the specific state or territory.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

Washington DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming