California CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for California? 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 California, 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 California CPA requirements. For example, did you know that in California if you have a graduate degree in accounting from an accredited AACSB program, you are eligible to take the exam ?

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

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2016.