Indiana CPA Exam & License Requirements

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Indiana requires 150 semester hours as well as a valid social security number in order to sit for the CPA exam. To obtain a CPA license you must get 2 years of either public or non-public work experience verified by an active CPA.

To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:

  1. Minimum age: None
  2. U.S. Residency NOT Required
  3. Social Security Number (SSN) Required
  4. State Residency NOT Required

Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor degree or above from an accredited university or institution along with 150 semester hours
  2. Must fulfill one of the following options:

(a) Graduate Degree

  • Accounting courses: 24 semester hours at undergrad level or 15 hours at graduate level. Courses must include financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and managerial accounting
  • Business Courses: 24 semester hours at undergrad or graduate level. May include up to 6 hours of business/tax law and computer science courses

(b) Bachelor Degree

  • Accounting courses: 24 semester hours. Courses must include financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting
  • Business Courses: 24 semester hours at undergrad or graduate level. May include up to 6 hours of business/tax law and computer science courses

*Note: Please check Indiana Application for Pre-Evaluation for more details

IN CPA License Requirements


  • Same as above

Work Experience

  • 2 years of public or non-public work experience
  • Experience must be verified by an active CPA

Ethics Exam

  • No Requirement

Indiana CPA Exam Fees

The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Indiana is $743 plus the initial $150 application fee.  The re-examination fee varies from depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.

**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 Indiana expires 6 months after issuance.

Additional CPA Requirements

  1. Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
  2. Complete verified accounting work experience
  3. Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
  4. Pay the CPA license application fee

IN Exam Information and Resources

Indiana CPA Candidate ProcessIndiana CPA License Application 

Indiana CPA Certificate Requirements

For more details, please contact:

Indiana Board of Accountancy

Indiana Professional License Agency
402 West Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Phone: 317-234-3040
Fax: 317-233-5559

What’s Next?

Now that you have started the CPA exam application process, your next step is to find a CPA review course that fits your budget, learning style and schedule.
It can take several weeks for your application to be processed so don’t waste that valuable time waiting to hear back from your state board. If you start studying now you will get a nice jump start on the material and will be better prepared to pass your first CPA exam!