Idaho CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Idaho? 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 Idaho, 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 Idaho CPA requirements. For example, did you know candidates must be a resident of Idaho in order to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in ID 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 Idaho


  • Baccalaureate’s degree is required.
  • 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.

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Idaho State Requirements & Education Options


Baccalaureate Degree or Equivalent with 30 or more semester hours (or 45 or more quarter hours) in business administration subjects, of which at least 20 or more semester hours (or thirty or more quarter hours) shall be in the study of accounting subjects. If you have a combination of semester credits and quarter hours, you can convert the quarter hours to semester credits by multiplying the quarter hours by two (2) and then dividing by three (3). All transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university. Transcripts delivered to the student in a sealed envelope will not be accepted by the Board. All transcripts must contain a signature of the Registrar or some other official representative of the institution. Transcripts received with the application or marked “issued to student” and without the official seal will not be accepted.


US citizenship is not required.
Idaho residency is required.


Minimum age:
18 Years Old

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $100.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $933.60

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

Contact Information:
Idaho State Board of Accountancy
Phone: 208-334-2490

3101 Main St., Suite 210
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0002

CPA License Requirements in Idaho


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

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