CPA Exam Requirements

CPA Exam Requirements

CPA Requirements in Virginia
The document above provides information on Virginia state requirements for becoming a CPA.

CPA Exam Eligibility
This is the requirement to take the exam, not to receive a license. Use the link to see current requirements.

Examination candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a total of 120 semester hours in accounting and business subject distributed as follows:

  • 24 semester hours in accounting including financial or intermediate accounting, management/cost accounting, taxation, and auditing  (These four courses must be upper level accounting, not introductory level courses) and
    24 semester hours in business subjects, at the graduate or undergraduate level.
  • A valid Social Security Number.
  • A good moral character.
  • Education requirement must be met at the time of application.

Note from Professor Dana Kilgore – You need 8 classes in accounting that includes ACC 3010, 3100, 4100, and 4140.