CPA Exam - State by State Reference Guide

Becoming a CPA

The CPA license is issued at the state or territory (jurisdiction) level. To become a licensed CPA, you must be declared eligible for the examination, and subsequently licensed, by the board of accountancy in one of the 54 U.S. jurisdictions. An individual becomes eligible for the exam by meeting specific requirements as determined by the board of accountancy for the jurisdiction for which they are applying. This website summarizes these requirements for each jurisdiction and provides resources to help you manage the CPA Examination application process.

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To determine the specific exam application requirements for a particular jurisdiction, please choose from the drop down menu, or click on the specific state or territory.