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Oregon CPA Exam Requirements

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

The Oregon Board of Accountancy prescribes all licensing and regulation guidelines for CPAs in the state. In 2012, the Board ensured that the 11,643 accountants and auditors working in the state demonstrated and maintained the high level of professional competency needed to provide quality service to the public. By 2022, the Oregon Employment Department expects the number of accountants and auditors practicing statewide to rise to 13,615.

Education Requirements

Prior to applying for the Uniform CPA Examination, the Oregon Board of Accountancy requires that all applicants complete at least 150 semester hours of college education.

*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.

These hours must result in a bachelor degree at minimum conferred through a regionally accredited college or university and include:

    • 24 semester hours in accounting courses
    • 24 semester hours in accounting-related courses

Examples of accounting-related courses include:

  • Finance
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Economics

General Requirements

The Oregon Board of Accountancy DOES NOT have any age or residency requirements for individuals applying to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.

Fee Requirements

First-time examination applicants must pay a $100 fee to the Oregon Board of Accountancy upon submitting the CPA Exam Application. Repeat applicants are required to pay a $50 fee. In addition to an application fee, applicants must pay the following exam section fees:

  • Auditing and Attestation—$190.35
  • Business Environment and Concepts—$171.25
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting—$190.35
  • Regulation—$171.25

Prometric test centers in Oregon are located in:

  • Portland
  • Milwaukie
  • Eugene
  • Medford
  • Bend
  • LeGrande

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