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Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Arkansas CPA requirements. Please note that obtaining a CPA license in Arkansas may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in Arkansas


Baccalaureate degree is required.
Specific accounting courses required.
30 semester hours of upper-level accounting courses is required.
30 hours of business courses is required.

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US citizenship is not required.
Arkansas residency is not required.


NO age requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee $50.00
1 Exam Section $75.00
2 Exam Sections $90.00
3 Exam Sections $105.00
4 Exam Sections $120.00
Each Section fee ($254.80*4) $254.80
Total: $1,139.20

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change. Exam application fee is paid to the state board, and exam section fee to NASBA.

CPA License Requirements in AR


150 semester hours and
Applicant license must be obtained within 3 years of completing the CPA Exam.


Work Experience

1 Year of work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

Getting your CPA license in Arkansas can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Arkansas State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

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