Oklahoma CPA Exam & License Requirements

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Oklahoma requires 150 credit hours and 1 year of work experience in either public or non-public accounting as well as state residency to obtain a CPA license. There are two levels of qualifications which are the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and the PA (Public Accountant) so be careful that you choose the correct one.

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. State Residency Required

Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor degree or higher
  2. 150 semester hours
  3. Accounting course requirements:
    1. 30 semester hours of accounting (intermediate/advanced courses)
    2. 1 course must be in audit or assurance
  4. Business course requirements: 9 hours (upper-division)
  5. A minimum of 76 out of the 150 hours must be in upper division courses

OK CPA License Requirements


  • Same as above

Work Experience

Ethics Exam

  • Passing of the AICPA ethics exam (Cost of course is $149 or $119 for AICPA members)

Oklahoma CPA Exam Fees

The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Oklahoma is $743 plus the initial $50 application fee.

**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 Oklahoma 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. Pass AICPA Ethics Exam
  4. Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
  5. Pay the CPA license application fee

OK Exam Information and Resources

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For more details, please contact:

Oklahoma Board of Accountancy

4545 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3413
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 405-521-2397
Fax: 405-521-3118

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!