To obtain CPA licensure, you must meet the three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam. Following are the specific requirements for examination and licensing in Oregon.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAC) program alone does not meet the education requirements to be licensed in Oregon. 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.
Education Requirements for CPA Examination and Licensure
Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
24 semester hours in accounting courses excluding introductory level courses.
24 semester hours in business related subjects.
Must pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure.
Total Credit Hours
150 semester hours
Experience Requirements for Licensure
Minimum Work Experience
One-year of accounting experience or a total of 2,080 hours part-time experience. *
* For calculation purposes, 167 hours of part-time experience is equivalent to one month.
Note: Students should contact WGU Business Licensure at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.