What does it cost to become a CPA?
The total cost of taking the CPA exams depends on the jurisdiction you choose and several other factors.
- For US candidates, the CPA fees are between $980 and $2,560, assuming you pass every exam on your first attempt.
- For non-US candidates, the CPA fees are between $2,650 and $4,280, again assuming that you pass every exam on your first attempt.
Remember, with our exclusive "You Pass or We Pay" Guarantee included with our CPA Review Complete, HOCK will pay the Registration and Examination Fee for your second attempt if you don't pass the first time.
We strongly encourage you to first find out if you are eligible for the exams and determine exactly what it will cost based on your jurisdiction requirements. Do not invest any time or money before you know that you are eligible and how much it is going to cost to become a CPA.
Fees for US residents taking the exam within the US
|Application Fee||$10||$377||State Board of Accountancy fee to determine eligibility.|
|Registration Fee||$20 per exam|
|$150 per exam|
|$75 flat fee in most states.|
|Examination Fee||$208.40 per exam|
|Covers the exam administration costs.|
|CPA Ethics Exam||$0||$200||Not required in all states.|
|Background Check||$0||$49||Not required in all states.|
|Licensing Fee||$50||$500||Paid after meeting all requirements to get your CPA license.|
|Total for US Candidates||$973.60||$2,559.60||Does not include materials or any exam re-takes.|
Non-US candidates have additional fees
|Credential Evaluation||$100||$300||Required to evaluate transcripts from non-US Universities.|
|International Fee||$356.55 per exam|
|Applies to any exams taken outside of the US.|
|Total for non-US Candidates||$2,499.80||$4,285.80||Does not include materials or any exam re-takes.|
|Standard Price||Student Price|
|With 35% Sale||With 45% Sale|
|CPA Review Standard||$742||$628|
|CPA Review Complete||$1,299||$1,099|
Prices shown are for purchasing all four Parts together. Purchasing each Part individually will increase the cost.