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Oklahoma CPA Exam Requirements


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

The Oklahoma Accountancy Board is the state regulatory agency for all practicing CPAs, public accountants (PAs), and public accounting firms. The Board’s three major functions are to:

  • Administering Uniform CPA Examination
  • Processing CPA eligibility applications
  • Granting CPA certificates

Education Requirements

To qualify to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, all Oklahoma candidates must complete at least 150 semester hours of formal college education. This education must result in a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree and consist of the following coursework:

*Today’s CPAs are expected to look beyond the numbers and serve as strategic leaders in business. Capella University offers online programs at two levels that provide a business education while also giving you the accounting skills you need to prepare for the Uniform CPA Exam:

*Accredited online master’s programs in accounting are helping to make the 150 semester hours required for a CPA license more accessible than ever. The AICPA recognizes Master of Science in Accounting programs as providing bachelor’s degree holders with the most direct path to earning the additional credit hours required for CPA licensure.

  • 76 semester hours in upper-division courses
  • 30 semester hours in accounting courses
    • These courses must be higher level than “principles of accounting” or “introductory accounting” courses
    • At least one course must be in taxation or auditing
  • 9 semester hours in upper-division courses in occupation-related subjects

Examples of occupation-related subjects include:

  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Business Law
  • Statistics
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Business Communication
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Business Management
  • Marketing

Other Requirements

Only applicants with good moral character are eligible for examination. To enforce this requirement, the Oklahoma Board of Accountancy performs background checks on all candidates. In addition, candidates must disclose past and present incidents of criminal activity.

Exam candidates must be Oklahoma residents at a time at least directly prior to submitting the “Qualification Application for Eligibility: Certified Public Accountant and Public Accountant” application to the Oklahoma Board of Accountancy.

Fee Requirement

Applicants must pay a $50 fee to the Oklahoma Board of Accountancy for EACH application, regardless of the number of sections or the combination of sections they apply for.

Fees associated with the various sections and section combination options are paid directly to NASBA as shown here:

  • BEC – 172.51
  • REG – 172.51
  • FAR – 192.03
  • AUD – 192.03
  • AUD & FAR – 384.06
  • AUD & REG – 364.54
  • AUD & BEC – 364.54
  • FAR & REG – 364.54
  • FAR & BEC – 364.54
  • REG & BEC – 345.02
  • AUD, FAR & REG – 556.57
  • AUD, FAR & BEC – 556.57
  • AUD, REG & BEC – 537.05
  • FAR, REG & BEC – 537.05

Prometric test centers in Ohio are located in:

  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa

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