Delaware CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Delaware? Each state or region in the United States has a different set of requirements in order to sit for the test. If you are considering Delaware, you should first understand if you meet all of the necessary qualifications including education, residency, and age requirements. Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Delaware CPA requirements. For example, did you know that in Delaware if you obtain 120 hours of college education including 24 semester hours of accounting specific courses, you are eligible to take the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in DE may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2019.

CPA Exam Requirements in Delaware


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • 150 semester hours is required to license.
  • 120 semester hours of college education including 24 semester hours in accounting specific courses including coverage in: Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation

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Delaware State Requirements & Education Options

If you previously applied prior to August 1, 2012 but do not have conditional credit, you must meet the requirements listed below to be permitted to sit for the examination after August 1, 2012.

If you apply for licensure in Delaware after August 1, 2012, you must meet the requirements listed below before you will be permitted to sit for the examination.

You must have completed each of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 120 hours of college-level education, including:
  • 24 semester hours in accounting including coverage of each of the following subjects:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Taxation

All educational transcripts and/or foreign evaluations are to be submitted prior to the submission of the first-time application to CPAES directly from the academic institution(s)


US citizenship is not required.
Delaware residency is not required.


NO Age Requirement

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $150.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $983.60

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking.

Contact Information:
Delaware State Board of Accountancy
Phone: 302-744-4500

Cannon Bldg., Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

CPA License Requirements in Delaware


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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