CPA License In Puerto Rico

Best CPA Prep Courses Updated: July 1, 2020 You’re our #1 priority.
100% of the time.

We believe everybody should be able to make online purchases with confidence. And while our website doesn’t feature every test prep company or review course in the universe, we’re proud that the advice we offer and the information we provide is accurate, truthful, objective - and entirely free.

So how do we actually make money? It’s simple, our partners compensate us. While this may influence which products we review and write about, and where they show up on the site, it absolutely does not influence our recommendations or guidance, which are formed by hundreds of hours of research and analysis. Check out our partners here.

What’s the bottom line? We’re on your team and are passionate about helping you achieve your career goals, even if it means we don’t make a dime.

Puerto Rico requires 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam and get a CPA license. However, you do not need to worry about getting work experience because there is no requirement.

Puerto Rico CPA Exam Requirements

To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:
  • Minimum age: 21
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Residency in Puerto Rico Required

Education Requirements to Sit for Exam

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 150 semester hours
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • 38 semester hours in accounting
  • 32 semester hours in general business courses

PR CPA License Requirements

Work Experience
  • 1 year of accounting work experience under the supervision of a licensed Certified Public Accountant

Exam Fees

The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Puerto Rico is $743 plus the initial $210 application fee.  The re-examination registration fee varies depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.

Additional CPA Requirements

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

Exam Information and Resources

Puerto Rico CPA Exam Candidates

Puerto Rico CPA License FAQ

For more details, please contact:

Puerto Rico Board of Accountancy
Box 9023271
Old San Juan Station
San Juan, PR

Phone: 787-722-2121
Fax: 787-722-4818
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

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!
Becker CPA Review
  • Endorsed by the Big 4
  • Adapt 2U A.I. Technology
  • Gameified Learning Options


Surgent CPA Review
  • Pass 80% Faster. Exam ready in 58 hours!
  • Adaptive Learning Technology
  • Top New Product by Accounting Today
Gleim CPA Review
  • Most Detailed Content
  • Physical & Digital Material
  • 1,300+ TBS
  • Abigail
    Posted at 13 August, 2013 06:11 AM Reply

    Hi Bryce....I read above that Puerto Rico added one year work requirement....I wanted to start the process of becoming a CPA, but I dont believe that my work experience counts for that, you see I did work for a year in an University and I normally worked basic accounting transactions, I had no supervisor if I had any doubt I normally contacted the CPA the company hired to verify my work and do the taxes.... does that qualify for the one year work requirement??? If it does not then my goal to become a CPA is going to be veryyy delayed... could you please help me understand?Thanks!

    • Bryce
      Posted at 31 August, 2013 04:14 AM Reply

      Hi Abigail,If there's somebody at the University you worked at that was an active CPA then I think they would qualify under the "supervision" requirement. If not, then it looks like you will need to find a workplace with a CPA at it, hopefully your old school has one though. Cheers,Bryce

    • Yamile
      Posted at 27 February, 2013 04:00 AM Reply

      Puerto Rico add the work requirement to obtain the license. Please update the info. Thanks

      • Bryce
        Posted at 28 February, 2013 16:16 PM Reply

        Thanks Yamile, the new work requirement has been updated!

      Leave a Reply

      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

      For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

      I agree to these terms.