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


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.


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


NO Age Minimum.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$145.00

*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


Phone: 515-725-9025

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

CPA License Requirements in IA


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.