Idaho requires 150 credit hours to earn a CPA license, however you may sit for the CPA exam before this. The work experience requirements are pretty standard and require 1 year of public or non-public accounting verified by an active US CPA.
To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:
- Minimum age: 18
- U.S. Residency NOT Required
- State Residency NOT required
- Bachelor degree or higher
- Accounting courses: 20 semester units
- Business courses: 10 semester units
ID CPA License Requirements
- 150 credit hours
- Accounting courses: 24 hours
- Business courses: 24 hours
*Note: There are 3 separate options to choose from depending on your degree. Please see Idaho education requirements for more details.
- 1 year (2,000 hours) of working experience
- Part-time work qualifies but has to be completed within a 1-3 year period
- Experience must be verified by an actively licensed US CPA
- Passing of the AICPA ethics exam
- Cost of course is $149 or $119 for AICPA members
Idaho CPA Exam Fees
The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Idaho is $743 plus the initial $100 application fee. The re-examination registration fee is $50.
**Important Note: You should not apply and pay for exam sections that will not be taken within six months because your Notice to Schedule (NTS) in Idaho expires 6 months after issuance.
Additional CPA Requirements
- Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
- Complete verified accounting work experience
- Pass AICPA Ethics Exam
- Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
- Pay the CPA license application fee