Iowa (IA) CPA Exam Requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA examination by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Iowa CPA Exam requirements:
Iowa CPA Exam Education Requirements
- Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
- 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? No
- Baccalaureate degree in business or accounting with at least 24 semester hours in non-elementary accounting courses or baccalaureate degree with at least 24 semester hours in non-elementary accounting courses and at least 24 semester hours in business-related courses or graduate degree with concentration in accounting or Graduate degree in business with at least 24 semester hours in non-elementary accounting courses
- Note that candidates need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.
Iowa CPA Exam Age Requirements
Age Minimum: None
Iowa CPA Exam Residency Requirements
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? No
1. Review the exam requirements
2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review
3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If no problems are expected with your application, now is a great time start studying with Surgent CPA Review.
4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, the State Board will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.
5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Ames, Bettendorf, Urbandale or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.
Key Exam Process Links for Iowa
Iowa CPA Exam Fees
Initial Application Fee: $145
Other fees: Re-exam registration fee (varying amounts based on number of parts)