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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
- College is getting more expensive. The OSCPA Educational Foundation is here to help, awarding annual scholarships to full-time college accounting students who plan to pursue a career as a CPA in Oregon. Learn more
- The 2021-22 scholarships have been awarded. The 2022-23 application period opens November 1, 2021.
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!
OSCPA Chair Charles Mello of Deloitte virtually greets Career Showcase participants.
Chair Charles congratulates honorees at the 2021 Virtual Circle of Excellence.