Wisconsin (WI) CPA Exam requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the CPA Exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate 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 Wisconsin CPA Exam requirements:

Wisconsin CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • Baccalaureate degree with at least 24 hours in accounting and at least 24 hours in business courses or graduate degree with concentration in accounting or graduate degree from a business school with 24 hours in accounting at the undergrad level or 15 hours at the grad level
  • Educational requirements must be met within 60 days of taking the CPA Exam
  • Need 150 hours to be granted license but do not need 150 to sit for the CPA Exam

Wisconsin CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Wisconsin CPA Exam Residency Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No
  • 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 CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application, this is a great time to get started with the Surgent CPA Review program.
  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 Brookfield, Madison or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

Wisconsin CPA Application Process

Wisconsin CPA Application Forms

Wisconsin CPA Statutes

Wisconsin CPA Exam FAQs



State CPA Society

Wisconsin CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $246

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $980.10

Other fees: Application fee and re-exam registration fee vary based on number of parts.