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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 Washinton CPA requirements. Please note that obtaining a CPA license in Washinton 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 Washington


A baccalaureate degree is required.
150 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting (15 upper-level)
24 semester hours of business
Additional semester hour requirements. Please inquire for more information.

View Other Washington Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.

Washington residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee $90
Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $354.80
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $354.80
Regulation (REG) $354.80
Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) $354.80
Information Systems and Controls (ISC) $354.80
Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) $354.80
Total: $1,509.20

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

CPA License Requirements in Washington


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

1 Year of Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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