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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in Ohio


Baccalaureate degree is required
150 total semester hours
30 semester hours of accounting (18 upper-level)
24 semester hours of business
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Ohio Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Ohio Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
Ohio residency is required.


Minimum age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee: $170.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $1,003.60

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

Contact Information:

Accountancy Board of Ohio

Email: john.e.patterson@acc.ohio.gov

Phone: 614-466-4135

77 South High St., 18th Floor, Suite 222
Columbus, OH 43215-6128

CPA License Requirements in OH


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Background check required


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

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