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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in Pennsylvania


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 accounting and business courses (please inquire about specifics).
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Pennsylvania Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
Pennsylvania residency is not required.


Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee$90

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $344.80
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $344.80
Regulation (REG) $344.80
Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) $344.80
Information Systems and Controls (ISC) $344.80
Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) $344.80
Total: $1,469.20

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

CPA License Requirements in PA


Continuing education is required.

150 semester hours total

Work Experience

1 Year of Work experience is required

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

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

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