Accountancy Law and Board Rules

CPA Exam

CPA Exam Application

Special Notice:

Any NTS that expires from 4-1-20 to 12-30-20 is extended until 12-31-20. Any exam credits expiring from 4-1-20 to 12-30-20 is extended until 12-31-20.

If you have any questions please contact our exam specialist Melissa Hamric at 501.682-2574 or Melissa.A.Hamric@arkansas.gov

If this is your first time to apply for any part of the CPA Exam, please read the instructions, thoroughly, before going to the application screen.

To read the Instructions - Click Here

If you have already read the instructions, you may proceed to the CPA Exam Application screen by clicking here - Exam Application

CPA Exam Requirements

Arkansas’s qualifications to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination are simple.  You must have a Bachelor's Degree, thirty hours upper level Accounting, and thirty hours in Business, other than Accounting.  Accounting and Business classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.  

The Accounting classes must cover the following 6 topics:

  •  Financial Accounting (Intermediate Acct.)
  •  Management Accounting (Cost Acct.) 
  •  Governmental or Not-for-Profit Accounting (Institutional Acct.) 
  •  Federal Taxation (Adv. Income Tax or Fundamentals of Taxation)
  •  Auditing and Attestation
  •  Accounting Information Systems

Read Board Rule 3 for additional information concerning testing and requirements.

CPA Exam Application

Be sure to read the Instructions for Application before completing the online Exam Application

Request each school attended send an official transcript directly to our office via mail or secure server.  Send in a clear color copy of your government issued identification and fill out the online application.

Allow 4 weeks after all documentation has been received for processing.  You will be contacted via e-mail if additional documents are needed.  Once your application has been approved you will receive your Notice to Schedule (NTS) via e- mail from NASBA.  After you receive your NTS, go to the   Prometric website to schedule your test.

If you took classes outside the U.S. you will need to order a Comprehensive Evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation service.

If you answer ‘yes’ to the question concerning being accused of a felony e-mail us a statement detailing what happened and have the court send us documentation verifying the charge (dispensation).

If you have passed one or more sections of the test under another state’s jurisdiction you will need to complete the Interstate Exchange of Examination and Licensure Information form in addition to the initial Exam Application.

For more information, including the Candidate Bulletin and practice tests, visit the AICPA Exam page or the NASBA Exam page.

Have new contact information? Send the Exam Specialist an e- mail.

Click on one of these links to find your College Code or the ADA Modification Request Form

Special Notice:

Any Arkansas CPA exam candidate whose 18 month window to complete the exam ended between April 1, 2020 and the date that ProMetric testing centers reopen in Arkansas will be given the following extension: the length of time that Prometric testing centers are closed in Arkansas for the CPA exam plus 30 days.

Any Arkansas CPA exam candidate with a notice to schedule (NTS) that expires between April 1 and June 30, 2020 will be given an extension until September 30, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact our exam specialist Melissa Hamric at 501.682-2574 or Melissa.A.Hamric@arkansas.gov

Passed the CPA Exam - Success!

Once you have passed all four sections of the exam you will receive a letter from the Executive Director congratulating you on your accomplishment.  You will also receive an e-mail from the Licensing Coordinator with a link to the online License Application.  This may take 1-2 weeks after the scores have posted.

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