Utah CPA Requirements

How to become a CPA in the state of Utah…

How to become a CPA in Utah?

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Overview of Utah Requirements


Semester Units


in Application fees


Year of Experience


Residency or 

Citizenship Requirements


International Exam Program


Ethics Exam

Utah CPA requirement details:

Credit Requirements: Applicants must complete 120 semester hours of education to sit for the exam, including 24 hours in upper-division accounting courses and 24 hours in business courses not related to accounting. 

Minimum degree: Baccalaureate.

Additional Requirements: Pass the Utah Accounting Laws and Rules Exam. 

Educational Requirement: Candidates must meet the 150-semester hour educational requirement plus one of the following options:

  1. Master’s degree with a concentration in Accounting
  2. Master’s degree in Business Administration with 24 hours in upper-division accounting courses 
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an AACSB or ACBSP-approved program with 12 semester hours in business-related subjects and 24 hours in accounting, including a minimum of two hours in each of the following subject matters:
  • Auditing 
  • Taxation 
  • Cost or Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with 24 semester hours in accounting and 30 semester hours in business-related subjects, including two hours in each of the following subject matters:
  • Business Law
  • Computer Science 
  • Economics 
  • Ethics 
  • Statistics 
  • Communications
  • Business Administration 
  • Finance 

Experience Requirements: Candidates must obtain one year or 2,000 hours of accounting experience under a current CPA’s supervision. 

Ethics Exam: Yes – the Utah Board of Accountancy requires candidates to pass the AICPA Ethics Exam with a score of at least 90%. 

Social Security Requirements: Yes

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement to obtain a CPA license in Utah. 

More Requirements: None.

Utah Board of Accountancy 

(801) 530-6628

(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah

[email protected]

Bureau Manager: Tracy Taylor — [email protected]

Board Secretary: Katie Corak — [email protected]

Initial application fee: $145

Registration fee: $110 for four exam sections 

Re-examination fees: applicants must pay a registration fee and examination fee for each exam section retaken. 

AUD: $238.15

FAR: $238.15

REG: $238.15

BEC: $238.15

Total: $1,207.60 

All fees are non-refundable.

Utah CPA licenses expire on December 31 of even-numbered years. The Utah Board of Accountancy issues renewal notices 60 days before the expiration date. The individual license renewal fee is $63.

Utah licensees must complete 80 CPE hours over a two-year reporting period, including a minimum of one hour of Utah-specific accounting ethics and at least three hours of general ethics education.

Please see the Utah Board of Accountancy or the Utah Association of CPAs pages for more information. 

A comprehensive guide on obtaining a CPA license in Utah is here

Note: Please read the Utah Laws and Rules regarding public accounting practice here.

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