Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Iowa CPA requirements. Please note that obtaining a CPA license in Iowa 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 Iowa

Education


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
See full education requirements on the Iowa Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Iowa Education Requirements.

Residency


US citizenship is not required.
Iowa residency is not required.

Age


NO Age Minimum.

Exam Fees:


Initial Application Fee:$145.00
Audit:$208.40
Financial:$208.40
Regulation:$208.40
Business:$208.40
Total:$978.60

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

Contact Information:


Iowa State Board of Accountancy

Email: AccountancyBoard@iowa.gov

Phone: 515-725-9025

Address:
200 E. Grand, Suite #350,
Des Moines, IA 50309


CPA License Requirements in IA

Education


Continuing education is required

150 semester hours

 

Work Experience


Work experience is required.

Other Qualification


Social Security Number required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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