How to Become a CPA in Arizona

Universal CPA Review offers all of the CPA licensing requirements for each state. See the below resources for a comprehensive understanding of Arizona’s state CPA requirements. We have broken out the education, residency, and age requirements as well as provide information on exam fees and contact information for each respective state.

Education Requirements:

Education to sit for CPA Exam: 120 semester hours (180 quarter)

Degree Requirement: Baccalaureate degree

Candidates Must Obtain: 36 credit hours in Accounting (30 hours must be at graduate level)

Residency and Age Requirement:

Age: 18

Citizen Requirement: No

Residency Requirement: No

Have a Social Security Number: Yes

License Requirement:

Pass AICPA Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam and provide 5 separate letters of recommendation.

Tier Status: One tier state

CPE Requirements: 80 credit hours (within a 2-year time period)

International Program Participant: Yes

Work Experience: 1 year of accounting related industry experience


Initial Application: $100

Re-exam Fee: $50

AUD fee: $208.40

BEC fee: $208.40

FAR fee: $208.40

REG fee: $208.40

Contact Information:

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Gretchen Pacheco


4801 E. Washington St.

Suite 180

Phoenix, AZ



State Board:

Arizona State Board of Accountancy


100 N. 15th Avenue

Room 165

Phoenix, AZ


Additional Resources:

CPA Examination Instructional Information and Sample Tests

Arizona CPA Exam FAQ

Arizona State Regulations

Arizona CPA Exam Application

Other State Requirements