Hawaii (HI) CPA Exam requirements say that you must be declared eligible for the CPA Exam and then licensed by the state. An individual becomes eligible for the CPA Exam by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Hawaii CPA Exam requirements:

Hawaii CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • Degree with a major in a subject other than accounting, must have 18 semester hours of upper division accounting
  • Must meet minimum educational requirements at time of application or expect to meet it within 120 days from the date the NTS is printed
  • To be granted certification, minimum of 24 semester hours in upper division accounting courses and 24 semester hours in upper division non-accounting business courses
  • Need 150 hours to be granted license but do not need 150 to sit for the CPA Exam.

Hawaii CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Hawaii CPA Exam Residency Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Must be a resident, employee OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

  1. Review the exam requirements
  2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review
  3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not anticipate any problems in processing your application, now is a great time to begin studying with Surgent CPA Review to greatly increase your chances of passing the CPA Exam.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
  5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Honolulu or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

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Hawaii CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $170

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $904.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fee $85 regardless of the number of parts requested.