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


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 accounting and business courses (please inquire about specifics).
Additional semester hour requirements. See full education requirements on the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy website.

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US citizenship is not required.
Pennsylvania residency is required.


Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$105.00

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

Contact Information:

Christopher McGrath
Wiley CPAexcel Eligibility Advisor

CPA License Requirements in PA


Continuing education is required.

150 semester hour total


Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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