Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Washington DC CPA requirements. Please note that obtaining a CPA license in DC may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in District of Columbia


Baccalaureate Degree
150 semester hours of education is required
24 semester hours in accounting subjects such as Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Auditing, and Federal Income Taxes
3 semester hours in commercial law

View Other District of Columbia Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
California residency is not required.


18 Years Old Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$175.00

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

Contact Information:

District of Columbia Board of Public Accountancy


Phone: 202-442-4320

1100 4th Street, SW, Fifth Floor E500
Washington, DC 20024

CPA License Requirements in DC


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

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