CPA Licensing Requirements in West Virginia

For Candidates in West Virginia that have Passed the Uniform CPA Exam

In addition to passing the Uniform CPA Exam, the following requirements must be met before being eligible to apply for licensure in West Virginia:

Education Requirement

A bachelor’s degree at minimum from an accredited college or university with a total of 150 semester hours within an accounting concentration is required for CPA licensure in West Virginia.

Experience Requirement

  • One year verified experience providing service or advise involving accounting, attestation, compilation, managerial advisory, financial advisory or taxation
  • Experience requirement may be met in private or public practice, academia, industry, government or not-for-profit organizations

Ethics Examination Requirement

West Virginia has no ethics examination requirement.

Continuing Professional Education Requirement

The West Virginia Board of Accountancy requires licensed CPAs to have 120 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) within every three-year period. It is advised that the requirement be broken up into 40 hours of CPE per year.

Questions concerning requirements can be addressed to the West Virginia Board of Accountancy, 106 Capital Street, Suite 100; Tel: 304-558-3557.