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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 Wisconsin CPA requirements. Please note that obtaining a CPA license in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting (15 upper-level)
24 semester hours of business(15 upper-level)
Specific courses are needed, please inquire with state board. See full education requirements on the Wisconsin Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Wisconsin Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.

Wisconsin residency is not required.


Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee: $90.00
Auditing $354.80
Financial $354.80
Regulation $354.80
Business Analysis and Reporting  $354.80
Information Systems and Controls  $354.80
Tax Compliance and Planning  $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.

Contact Information:

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board

Email: Erin.Karow@wisconsin.gov

Phone: 608-266-2112

4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705

CPA License Requirements in Wisconsin


80 hours of continuing education is required.

150 total semester hours

Work Experience

1 year of public accounting experience is required.

Other Qualification

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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