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Indiana CPA Exam Requirements


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

The Indiana Board of Accountancy is a six-member governing body that oversees the CPA licensing process designed to ensure candidates meet the state’s standards with regard to experience, ethics, education and business conduct. Board members are appointed directly by the Governor of Indiana and can serve for up to two consecutive three-year terms.

The Indiana Board of Accountancy requires that applicants apply to take the CPA exam directly through NASBA.

Education Requirements

Exam applicants in Indiana must have at least 150 semester hours of college credit to be eligible to sit for the exam.

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There are two ways to fulfill the education requirements for taking the CPA exam in Indiana:

  • Earn a graduate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Complete at least 150 semester hours
      • A minimum of 24 completed semester hours in undergraduate level accounting or at least 15 hours in graduate level accounting
        • The following accounting subjects must be covered: taxation, auditing, managerial accounting, and financial accounting
      • A minimum of 24 completed semester hours in economics and business administration
        • A maximum of six semester hours of computer science
        • A maximum of six semester hours of business and tax law

OR

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Complete at least 150 semester hours
      • At least 24 completed semester hours in accounting
        • Must cover: auditing, taxation, managerial accounting, and financial accounting
      • At least 24 completed semester hours in economics and business administration
        • A maximum of six semester hours in business and tax law
        • A maximum of six semester hours in computer science

General Requirements

  • All applicants taking the CPA exam in Indiana must have social security number
  • State residency and US citizenship are not required
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted to CPAES

Fee Requirements

These fees must be paid before taking the CPA exam in Indiana:

  • Application fee – $150
  • Registration Fee
    • If applicant is taking all four exam sections – $110
    • If applicant is taking three exam sections – $95
    • If applicant is taking two exam sections – $85
    • If applicant is taking one exam section – $70
  • 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

Prometric testing centers can be found in these Indiana cities:

  • Indianapolis
  • Lafayette
  • Fort Wayne
  • Terre Haute
  • Mishawaka
  • Merrillville
  • Evansville

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