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Georgia CPA Exam Requirements


For Candidates in Georgia that have not Taken the Uniform CPA Exam

For more than 100 years the Georgia State Board of Accountancy has been responsible for protecting the public by regulating the accounting profession and issuing CPA licenses to those practicing throughout the state. The board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor, six of which are certified public accountants. All members of the Georgia State Board of Accountancy serve four-year terms.

The Georgia State Board of Accountancy requires that CPA Exam candidates apply through NASBA directly. The requirements for becoming a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia are as follows:

Education Requirements

150 semester hours are NOT required to sit for the CPA Exam in Georgia.

Exam candidates in Georgia must hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum with an accounting concentration. The degree must consist of at least 20 semester hours (30 quarter hours) of upper level accounting subjects.

General Requirements

Candidates must also meet these requirements to take the CPA exam in Georgia:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Be approved by the Board as having good moral character
  • Submit official transcripts from each college and university attended
    • Submit directly to NASBA
    • Transcripts should be sent directly from the institute to NASBA
  • Georgia has no residency or citizenship requirement for taking the CPA exam

Fee Requirements

The following fees must be paid before sitting for the CPA exam in Georgia:

  • Application fee – $145
  • Registration fees
    • If taking all four exam sections – $110
    • If taking three exam sections – $95
    • If taking two exam sections – $80
    • If taking one exam section – $65
  • Examination fees
    • Auditing and Attestation (AUD) – $192.03
    • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) -$192.03
    • Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) – $172.51
    • Regulation (REG) – $172.51

The Prometric testing sites in Georgia are located in the following cities:

  • Macon
  • Valdosta
  • Augusta
  • Savannah
  • Columbus

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