Ohio (OH) 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 Ohio CPA Exam requirements:

Ohio CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: None
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? Yes
  • 150 semester hours of college credit.
  • 30 semester hours in accounting (or 24 semester hours in accounting, excluding principles) with coverage in these five subject areas: Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Professional Ethics and Taxation.
  • 24 semester hours in business courses other than accounting courses.
  • 150 semester hours or graduate degree.

Ohio CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Ohio CPA Exam Residency Requirements

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

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 CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. Now is a great time to start studying with Surgent CPA Review.
  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). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months.
  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 Cincinnati, Beavercreek, Worthington, Cleveland, Stow, Maumee, Niles, Mentor, Strongsville or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

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Ohio CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $170

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $904.10

Other fees: All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an exam fee upon submission of the first-time application. Application fee varies based on number of parts. The initial application fee shown above reflects all four parts paid at one time. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration. Re-examination fee varies based on number of parts and totals $95 for all four parts paid at once.