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Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all West Virginia CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part UWorld CPA Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

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

CPA Exam Requirements in West Virginia


Baccalaureate degree is required.
120 total semester hours. Specific courses are required; contact state board
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the West Virginia Board of Accountancy website.

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US citizenship is not required.
West Virginia residency is not required.


Minimum Age:
18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee: $120.00/$170.00
Auditing $238.15
Financial $238.15
Regulation $238.15
Business Analysis and Reporting $238.15
Information Systems and Controls $238.15
Tax Compliance and Planning $238.15
Total: $1,072.60

*This is the tentative exam fee structure, as the 2024 CPA exam fee structure is yet to be published.

CPA License Requirements in West Virginia


120 hours of continuing education is required.

150 total semester hours.

Work Experience

1 year of work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Background check required.

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

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