Georgia CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Georgia? 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 Georgia, 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 Georgia CPA requirements.

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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in November 2017.

CPA Exam Requirements in Georgia


  • Baccalaureate’s degree is required.
  • 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • 20 semester hours in upper-level accounting courses (introductory level classes not included).

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Georgia State Requirements & Education Options

As a first time applicant who has not previously taken the examination in accordance with Georgia’s requirements, you must:

  • Be of good moral character, and
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher with 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours in accounting subjects above the introductory level at a four-year, accredited college or university that offers a baccalaureate degree as defined by the Board


US citizenship is not required.
Georgia residency is not required.


Minimum age:
18 Years Old

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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:
Georgia State Board of Public Accountancy
Phone: 404-463-0365

200 Piedmont Ave.
Suite 1604, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

CPA License Requirements in Georgia


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

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

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