To be eligible to take the CPA exam you need 150 credit hours (about 5 years of college). Your college courses must include:
You can take all of these courses at Sinclair with these 2 programs. Sinclair's CPA programs are designed for the student to obtain the accounting courses to sit for the CPA exam.
Save on the total cost of your Bachelor's degree by starting at Sinclair and transferring to a four-year university. For students who already have their Bachelor's degree and want to further their education or change careers, they can transfer into Sinclair with ease.
Students who live inside Montgomery County receive tuition discounts. On average Sinclair is half the statewide average cost for tuition.
Contact accounting department chair Rick Andrews at 937-512-2615 to schedule a consultation OR complete this contact form for more information about enrolling in the Sinclair CPA program:
Students can schedule to take the CPA examination with the Accountancy Board of Ohio after completing all of the educational requirements. You'll want to send all of your official transcripts to the Accountancy Board of Ohio for review with your exam application and pay the application fee.
CPA Exam Requirements
Once the board had approved your application, they will send you notification to schedule to take the selected exams sections. Each of the four exam sections have a fee that has to be paid before you can take the section.
You must have over four years of accounting experience, with required experience performing one or more accounting services.
You will need to take a Board approved course in professional standards and responsibilities (PSR), which emphasizes Ohio accountancy law and Board rules.
Once you meet all of the Accountancy Board of Ohio requirements, you can submit your application for an Ohio CPA Certificate. View the full Ohio code requirements for CPA Certificate.
CPA Certificate Requirements
You'll need to submit with your application several documents verifying your information. View the Ohio CPA certification requirements and procedures. The Ohio office approves applications for certifications on the 15th of each month, excluding December.