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This section of the Web site contains information useful to candidates applying for the CPA examination. General information for CPA exam candidates may be found in the CPA Exam Candidate Bulletin. Applications may be found by selecting the link CPA Examination Services. CPA Examination Services is our agent for CPA examination administration; applications should be sent to that organization. A tutorial covering the computer-based CPA exam may be found at the AICPA CPA Exam Website link. Consult the CPA Exam Specifications link for information on new exam content as of January 1, 2011. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance for the fifth year of college should consult the information under the Scholarship Links section to the left.
The academic requirements for admission to the CPA examination are:
A candidate who has met the accounting and business course requirements but not the 150 semester credits may take the CPA examination if the candidate achieves a score of 620 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Note: Four (4) years of accounting experience will be required for CPA Certification if you were approved under the GMAT. Please consult the GMAT Information link for further information.
All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.
You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination 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.
The application fees for the CPA examination are as follows (one fee will be applicable):
Prometric is the Board's authorized CPA examination vendor.
CPA EXAMINATION SITES
The computer-based CPA examination is offered at authorized Prometric computer-based CPA examination sites. These sites are subject to change. The city listed is the Ohio metropolitan area closest to the exam site.
Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the Prometric computer-based CPA exam site is co-located with a Sylvan Learning Center.
The testing fees as of January 1, 2017 for the CPA examination are as follows:
All request for a receipt for payment of CPA examination fees should be sent to CPA Examination Services.
All candidates who have passed the CPA exam but do not have the CPA certificate should select the Licensing section for information on obtaining a CPA certificate and license to practice.
John E. Patterson, Executive Director
Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, Suite 1820
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128
Accountancy Board of Ohio Contact List
Main Line: 614.466.4135
Fax Line: 614.466.2628