Special Notice for Provisional Candidates Effective January 1, 2014
Candidates completing required courses in spring quarter or semester must test by September 1st
Candidates completing required courses in any summer term must test by December 1st
Candidates completing required courses in fall quarter or semester must test by March 1st
Candidates completing required courses in winter quarter or tri-mester must test by June 1st
If a provisional candidate fails to test by the appropriate date above, provisional status will be revoked and the candidate will not be allowed to test until all educational requirements have been met and all final transcripts submitted. Candidates that do test within the appropriate time will still have 120 days to submit final transcripts from the date they test.
Educational requirements have changed effective July 1, 2013. You can view the new educational requirements at: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/023/023014000000900R.html.
You can check under the "Exam" tab above to see if your school has posted a template of courses that will assist you to qualify.
If a candidate has previously applied to the board and notified they fully qualified academically to take the CPA exam any time in the past, the candidate does not have to meet the new requirements.
Illinois Board of Examiners
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Naperville, IL 60563
AICPA Candidate Bulletin can be located here:
This is a must read for CPA candidates
AICPA introduced a new tool to help CPA candidates prepare for the exam. The CPA exam aid is located at: https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/exam-licensure/cpa-exam-aid/ and includes a mobile app so you can take it with you.
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Using the online system you can:
The Illinois Board of Examiners approves CPA certification only.
Inquiries regarding the license to practice as a public accountant and the requirements for continuing professional education must be directed to:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Accountancy Section,
320 W. Washington St., 3rd floor
Springfield, IL 62786
See CPA Designation for more detailed information.