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:
- Minimum age: None
- U.S. Residency NOT Required
- State Residency Required
- Bachelor degree or higher
- 150 semester hours
- Accounting course requirements:
- 30 semester hours of accounting (intermediate/advanced courses)
- 1 course must be in audit or assurance
- Business course requirements: 9 hours (upper-division)
- A minimum of 76 out of the 150 hours must be in upper division courses
OK CPA License Requirements
- Same as above
- 1 year of experience in public or non-public accounting verified by an active CPA
- For details please check out Oklahoma Work Experience Requirements
- 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
- 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
OK Exam Information and Resources
For more details, please contact:
4545 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3413
Email: [email protected]
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!
Bryce Welker is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc.com, and Business Insider. After graduating from San Diego State University he went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant license and created CrushTheCPAexam.com to share his knowledge and experience to help other accountants become CPAs too. As Seen On Forbes