Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination
Before applying for the Uniform CPA Examination through CPA Examination Services (CPAES), please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s educational requirements to determine if you are eligible to apply as a first-time candidate. You are also advised to read The Candidate Bulletin before submitting applications online. You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
You must meet the Kansas residency requirement to be eligible for the examination as a candidate of Kansas. This requirement applies to all first-time and re-examination candidates. To meet the residency requirement you must meet one of the following:
With each application, you must submit documentation to support your Kansas resident status. Your application is incomplete until we receive this documentation. You will not receive your Notice to Schedule (NTS) until your application is complete. Acceptable documentation consists of:
Eligibility for Examination
To be eligible to take the Examination as a first-time candidate, you must:
Hold a baccalaureate or a baccalaureate and higher level degree from a college or university approved by the Board and 150 semester hours (225 quarter hours) with a concentration in accounting as outlined below:
Not to exceed a total of six hours, up to three hours of course requirements in each of the three categories listed above may be waived by the Board, but only if the applicant has met the 150 hour education requirement and can provide satisfactory verification that he or she has otherwise met the course requirement. NOTE: A waiver is an exception, not the rule, so any request for a waiver will be considered on a very narrow basis and must be for good cause. Please see the Board’s position paper on waivers for additional information.
Kansas CPA Exam applicants may sit for the Exam up to 60 days before meeting the education requirements. The applicant will be required to submit final transcripts and any documents verifying completion of the education requirements to CPA Examination Services within 120 days after the applicant has taken the first section of the Exam. Failure to provide the required documentation within 120 days may result in the applicant’s scores being voided, subject to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the Board.
In conjunction with your application for the Uniform CPA Examination, and in addition to a current official transcript, a Certificate of Enrollment must be submitted directly to CPA Examination Services from your academic institution.
If you who have completed the educational requirement at the time of application:
If you have earned education credentials outside the U.S., you must:
Materials to be Submitted
Please allow two to four weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.
Applicants with Disabilities
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, examination administration accommodations are available, should you qualify. Please download the Testing Accommodations Request Form for more information.
All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.
You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months.
There is no provision for withdrawing from the examination and/or requesting an extension of your current Notices to Schedule (NTS). Application and/or examination fees are not refundable. If you have an extreme circumstance, you may request an NTS extension or a partial refund of your examination fees under specific circumstances utilizing the Exception to Policy Form.
You may take the required test sections individually and in any order, but are required to pass all four sections of the examination within a rolling 18 month period, which begins on the date the first examination section passed was taken.
Credit for any section passed shall be valid for 18 months from the actual date the examination sections were taken. Examination credit expires by section. You will lose credit for each section passed outside the 18 month period, and will have to retake those sections.
Transfer of Examination Credit
If you wish to transfer credit from another jurisdiction into Kansas, you must have earned the credit under the same rules that are in effect in Kansas. If you have passed two or more sections of the CPA examination under another jurisdiction, you shall be given conditional credit by this Board, provided you have established residence in Kansas and are still eligible to be considered a re-examination candidate in the original state where credit was earned.
CONTACT US800-CPA-EXAM (800-272-3926)
International: (615) 880-4250
CPA Examination Services
PO Box 198469
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-8469
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