Oregon CPA Requirements

A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy.

To earn the prestige associated with the CPA license, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience.

The two most important aspects of becoming a CPA are passing the Uniform CPA Exam and meeting licensing requirements in the state where you want to practice.

Oregon CPA licensure Requirements – Overview
Educational Hours Required for Licensure150 Semester Hours
Residency RequiredU.S. citizen or legal resident
Degree RequiredBachelor’s or Master’s
Minimum AgeNot required
Application Fee$225.00
Additional RequirementsOregon Board of Accountancy Site

Educational Hours Required for licensure

The Certified Public Accountant certification is one of the most prestigious professional certifications available. It indicates that the accountant has satisfied a demanding set of educational, professional, and ethical standards. In addition, candidates must pass the rigorous CPA exam in order to earn the distinction of this credential. Before candidates can sit for the exam, they must satisfy their Oregon CPA requirements and qualifications. Each state has its own set of eligibility requirements for the CPA licensure, which should not be confused with CPA exam requirements. Below we will be discussing the requirements for the state of Oregon.

Applicants must pass all sections of the Uniform CPA examination and pass the AICPA ethics exam before applying for the CPA license in Oregon.

  • A total of 150 Semester hours, including a bachelor’s degree
  • Obtained passing scores on the Uniform CPA Exam
  • One year of qualifying accounting experience
  • completed the AICPA Professional Ethics course

Minimum age required

Minimum age not required. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or legally present in the United States.

Professional Ethics

Candidates who have successfully passed the examination will be required to complete the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s continuing professional educational course “Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course On-Demand (For Licensure).”


$225 for the individual application and $255 for renewal in Oregon.

Work Experience

The candidate will have 12 months full-time employment or a total of 2,000 hours of equivalent part-time experience obtained over a period of 12 or more months. All experience must be directly supervised by a qualified supervisor licensee.

A firm license process

Each firm and office thereof established or maintained for the practice of public accountancy in this State shall register with the Board within 30 days after it is opened, and annually thereafter, on a form prescribed by the Board.

Each office shall be under the direct supervision of a resident manager who must be registered with this Board and the holder of a valid annual permit.

Oregon CPA firm Registration

Additional Information

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Oregon State Board of Public Accountancy
Address: Oregon Board of Accountancy
200 Hawthorne Ave SE Ste D450
Salem, OR 97301-5289
Phone: (503) 378-4181
Fax: (503) 378-3575
Email: boa.info@oregon.gov
Web: www.oregon.gov
CPA Certification form: Oregon CPA Certification Form
Annual Registration form: Oregon Annual Registration Form

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