Washington, DC

CPA Exam Registration Requirements


Education Requirements


Credit Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-Accredited Graduate Degree Minimum Degree Requirement: Baccalaureate Additional Requirements:

  • At least 27 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of accounting-related subjects which includes:
    • Commercial (Business Law) – 3 hours
    • Financial Accounting – 3 hours
    • Auditing – 3 hours
    • Federal Income Taxes – 3 hours
    • Cost (Managerial) Accounting – 3 hours
    • Other Accounting Related Subjects – 12 hours (Finance and related coureses can be used to meet this requirement).
  • These subject areas may be covered during a university program or through additional degree-credit courses offered by post-secondary institutions including universities and colleges. The college or university that conferred the degree must have been accredited or licensed by the DC Education Licensure Commission or have been a member of a regional accrediting agency recognized by the Board when applicant’s degree was awarded.

Residency Requirements


Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required Minimum Age: 18 Additional Requirements: Applicants are not required to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state  

Application Fees


CPA Courses Cost
Initial Application or Transfer of Credit $175.00
Re-examination Application $65.00
Audit and Attestation (AUD) $195.35
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $176.25
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $195.35
Regulation (REG) $176.25

State Board


District of Columbia Board of Public Accountancy 1100 4th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20024 Phone: 202-442-4320 Fax: 202-698-4329 Connect with: DC Board of Accountancy


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