CPA Exam & Licensure

How do I become a licensed CPA in Wisconsin?

To become a licensed CPA you must:

  • Pass all four sections of the CPA Exam in an 18-month window
  • Earn 150 credit hours of education, as outlined on the NASBA webpage for Wisconsin
  • Acquire one year (2,000 hours) of experience in public accounting or its equivalent under a licensed CPA
  • Pass the ethics exam after passing all four sections of the CPA Exam

am I eligible to take the CPA Exam in Wisconsin?

To be eligible to take the CPA exam you must be at least 18 years old, complete 120 credit hours and fulfill the specific educational requirements outlined by the NASBA.

What are the next steps after I meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA Exam?

The complete process for taking the CPA Exam is outlined in the NASBA Candidate Bulletin. Many questions are also answered on NASBA’s CPA Exam FAQ webpage.

CAN I TAKE THE WISCONSIN CPA EXAM if I obtained education outside of Wisconsin or am not a U.S. resident?

If after reviewing the above information you are still uncertain about CPA Exam eligibility in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin DSPS at 608-266-2112.