Oregon CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Oregon? 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 Oregon, 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 Oregon CPA requirements. For example, did you know that you need at least 24 semester hours in accounting courses in order to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in OR 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 Oregon


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • 150 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Oregon Board of Accountancy website.

View Other District of Columbia Education Requirements.

Oregon State Requirements & Education Options

Education Requirements for CPA Examination:

In order to qualify to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, candidates must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

150 Semester (225 quarter) Hours, including a Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university that includes:

  • 24 semester* (36 quarter) hours in accounting specific courses; and
  • 24 semester* (36 quarter) hours in accounting or related (business, economics, finance, and written and/or oral communication)

Courses from community colleges are acceptable if they are transferable to an accredited four-year college or university. Generally 100 and 200 level community college courses are considered transferable. You are not required to actually transfer the courses to a 4-year college or university.

*Applicants applying on or after June 30, 2017:

– Internship courses will be limited to a maximum of 4 semester hours or 6 quarter hours

– Accounting courses taken to meet the 24 semester or 36 quarter hour requirement must be upper-division courses (300 level or above). Principles and introductory courses cannot be used to meet this requirement.


US citizenship is not required.
Oregon residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $150.00
Audit: $211.40
Financial: $211.40
Regulation: $211.40
Business: $211.40
Total: $995.60

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

Contact Information:
Oregon State Board of Accountancy
Email: martin.w.pittioni@oregon.gov
Phone: 503-378-4181

3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite #110
Salem, OR 97302-6307

CPA License Requirements in DC


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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