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


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting (specific courses required)
24 semester hours of business
Additional specific semester hour requirements for accounting and business. See full education requirements on the Rhode Island Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Rhode Island Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.

Rhode Island residency is required.


No Age Requirement

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:

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy


Phone: 401-462-9550

1511 Pontiac Ave., 68-2,
Cranston, RI 02920

CPA License Requirements in RI


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.


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