Become a CPA

Why become a CPA?

CPAs are an attractive hiring choice among top employers. The CPA license opens doors to a range of careers. Set yourself up for a bright future — become a CPA!

How to become a CPA in Oregon

The Oregon Board of Accountancy handles licensing. Here's what you'll need to do:

  • Meet the education requirements described in OAR 801-010-0050, which includes 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college
  • Complete one year of experience in accounting
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination
  • Pass the Ethics Examination

How to pay for college 

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Can OSCPA membership help students? Yes!

(Already graduated? Visit the Young Professionals page!)

    • OSCPA Student Membership on your resume shows employers you are serious about your career.
    • Networking and learning opportunities build the skills you need to thrive in the workplace.
    • OSCPA Career Center lets you post your resume and browse jobs.
    • The annual Circle of Excellence Awards Night honorees include Oregon's top accounting students, Foundation scholarship recipients, and top exam scorers — will it be you?   
    • The annual Career Showcase connects students with representatives from public accounting, government, and business for potential internships or employment. Student members enjoy early-bird entrance!


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