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Certification and Licensing

Taking the CPA exam in Washington, DC

If you are a student and have 150 semester hours of credit, it is expected that your course breakdown should include:

  • 24 semester hours of accounting credits, including Auditing, Cost Accounting, Federal Income Tax and Advanced Accounting;
  • 3 semester hours of a Business Law or Commercial Law course; and,
  • 30 additional credits in any business related courses.

 (You need 120 credits to sit for the exam in DC, and 150 credits to get licensed in DC). 


In DC, the test site is:

Prometric Test Centers
1660 L St., NW, Suite 204
Washington, DC 20036

At the Prometric website, you can find other test center locations, review study materials and schedule your exam.

Specific questions about qualifications and costs to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in DC should be referred to DC's contractor service, PearsonVUE, at pearsonvue.com or call 1-877-672-2173.

The DC Board of Accountancy

The DC Board of Accountancy regulates the licenses of professional accountants in the District of Columbia. The accountancy license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

DC Board of Accountancy Members                          

  • Robert Todero, CPA--Chair  
  • Bridget Gagne, CPA--Member  
  • Angela Avant, CPA - Member                             
  • Toni Smiley, CPA--Member    
  • Joseph Drew--Consumer Member