Oklahoma CPA Requirements

To obtain CPA licensure, you must meet the three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam. Following are the specific requirements for examination and licensing in Oklahoma.


Education and Experience Requirements for CPA Examination and Licensure

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAC) program alone does not meet the education requirements to be licensed in Oklahoma. The combination of the BSAC and the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program meets the education requirements for CPA examination and licensure.  Students must complete the following to be eligible for examination and to be licensed.

  • Degree: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Accounting Coursework: 30 semester hours beyond principles and introductory accounting including 3 semester hours in auditing or assurance. 
    Note: The auditing or assurance course must have a concentration on external auditing standards including but not limited to Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS).
  • Business Coursework: 18 semester hours of business related subjects including at least 9 semester hours in upper division coursework.
  • Ethics Coursework: Must pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure or its equivalent as determined by the board.
  • Total Credit Hours: 150 semester hours
  • Additional Exam Information
    • Prior to Sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam: Complete all education requirements.
    • Application Documents: Application documents found on the board website (opens new window).
  • Experience Requirements for Licensure
    • Minimum Work Experience: At least 1,800 hours of full-time or part-time accounting experience.


Additional information can be found on the Oklahoma Accountancy Board (opens new window) website.


Note: Completing a WGU degree program does not guarantee employment or licensure in any profession. Requirements for licensure in accounting vary from state to state. For example, some states require a background check that may disqualify you from obtaining a license if you have committed certain actions, crimes, or misdemeanors. Students should contact WGU Business Licensure at licensure@wgu.edu prior to contacting their State Board of Accountancy regarding education and experience requirements. The Licensure team is available to students and alumni for all accounting licensure questions and advisement. Although the Licensure team can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to continually check with the state licensing board where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing requirements.



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