Kentucky (KY) CPA Exam Requirements

Kentucky (KY) 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 Kentucky CPA Exam requirements:

Kentucky CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? No
  • 27 semester hours in accounting AND 12 semester hours in other business related subjects
  • Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.

Kentucky CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Kansas 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 State Board for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application, now is a great time to 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 payment coupon for exam fees of $734.10 for all four parts, which must be paid within ninety days. Once fees are paid, 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 can cover any number of parts and you can have more than one NTS open at the same time. 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 Lexington, Louisville or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

Key Exam Process Links for Kentucky

Kentucky CPA Application Process

Kentucky CPA Application Forms

Kentucky CPA Statutes

Kentucky CPA Exam FAQs

AICPA

NASBA

State CPA Society

Kentucky CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $150

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $884.10

Please note: Initial application fee includes a one-time $30 application fee plus $30 per section (to be paid for each section each time the candidate sits for the exam)