Georgia (GA) CPA Exam Requirements

Georgia (GA) CPA Exam Requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the examination and then licensed by the state. An individual becomes eligible for the CPA exam by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the state board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Georgia CPA Exam requirements:

Georgia CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? No
  • 20 semester hours above introductory level
  • To be granted certification, minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting subjects above the elementary level and 24 hours in general business subjects
  • Important to note: Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.

Georgia CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Georgia CPA Exam Residency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

  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 the CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application, this is a great time to start your studies with Surgent CPA Review.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services 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 Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Marietta, Savannah, Valdosta, or any other Prometric location that is convenient for you.

Key Exam Process Links for Georgia

Georgia CPA Exam FAQs

Georgia CPA Application Process

Georgia CPA Application Forms

Georgia CPA Statutes

AICPA

NASBA

State CPA Society

Georgia CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $150

Audit: $193.45

Financial: 193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $884.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fees $75 regardless of the number of parts requested.