Chapter 4701-3 CPA Examination Qualification

4701-3-01 Residence.

(A) Pursuant to division (A) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code, an individual shall be considered a resident of Ohio if:

(1) The individual maintains a permanent place of residence in Ohio and actually is domiciled in Ohio.

(2) The individual is a resident of another state but works full time in Ohio.

(B) The board may waive the residence requirement defined in paragraph (A) of this rule for just cause.

(C) A candidate who earns valid conditional credit on the CPA examination while in compliance with paragraph (A) of this rule may file for an Ohio CPA certificate under the laws of this state.

(D) Any request for a waiver of the residence requirement under paragraph (B) of this rule must be accompanied by appropriate documentation.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: /1/81, 2/1/93, 9/19/94, 12/9/97, 1/1/00, 5/7/03, 6/1/04

4701-3-02 Board approved colleges.

(A) For the purpose of qualifying for admission to the uniform certified public accountant examination defined in division (E) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code, the board will accept academic credits received from or accepted as transfer credits by colleges and universities accredited by an agency approved by the "Council for Higher Education Accreditation."

(B) Candidates whose training has been completed in a college or university located outside the United States must meet the foreign credential evaluation requirements specified in rule 4701-3-05 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4701-3-02

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 12/9/97, 1/1/00, 5/7/03

4701-3-03 Accounting concentration, business course requirement; graduate degrees.

(A) The accounting concentration described in division (D)(1)(b) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code shall include either twenty-four semester hours credit or equivalent in accounting courses, exclusive of accounting principles, or thirty semester hours credit or equivalent in accounting courses, that includes coverage in the following subject areas:

(1) Auditing in accordance with the generally accepted auditing standards defined in rule 4701-9-03 of the Administrative Code.

(2) Financial accounting.

(3) Management accounting or cost accounting.

(4) Professional ethics and responsibilities.

(5) Taxation.

(B) Eighteen semester hours of graduate credit in accounting covering the subjects specified in paragraph (A) of this rule will qualify as the accounting concentration described in division (D)(1)(b) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code.

(C) The business course requirement described in division (D)(1)(b) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code shall include twenty-four semester hours credit or equivalent in business courses other than accounting courses. Business law is considered a business course.

(D) A candidate who holds a graduate degree in accounting from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the "Council for Higher Education Accreditation" will meet the accounting concentration requirement defined in paragraph (A) or (B) of this rule and the business course requirement defined in paragraph (C) of this rule.

(E) A candidate who holds a graduate degree in business from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the "Council for Higher Education Accreditation" will meet the business course requirement defined in paragraph (C) of this rule.

Replaces: 4701-3-03, 4701-3-08

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: 1/17/75, 7/5/84, 4/27/93, 12/9/97, 3/19/98, 1/1/00, 5/7/03

4701-3-04 Candidates who hold other degrees. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-16-09

4701-3-05 Evaluation of foreign credentials.

(A) A candidate from a foreign country may take the "International Uniform Certified Public Accountants Qualifications Examination," administered by the "National Association of State Boards of Accountancy," in lieu of the uniform CPA examination if the candidate has a foreign credential that has been approved by the board.

(B) All other candidates who complete their education outside the United States, and who do not comply with the provisions of paragraph (A) of this rule, must submit their official school records to a foreign credential evaluation service approved by the board. If the evaluation service certifies that the foreign training is equivalent to the CPA examination educational requirements described in rule 4701-3-09 of the Administrative Code, the candidate may file for admission to the CPA examination in Ohio.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/77, 6/4/92, 11/4/94, 12/9/97, 1/1/00, 5/7/03, 9/14/07

4701-3-06 [Rescinded] Conditional application for the CPA examination.

Effective: 01/16/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.03
Rule Amplifies: 4701.03
Prior Effective Dates: 8/25/05, 9/14, 07, 5/1/09, 4/28/11

4701-3-07 Special examination.

(A) The special examination for a partial waiver of the educational requirements for the CPA certificate, described in section 4701.06 of the Revised Code, is defined in paragraph (B) of this rule.

(B) The CPA certification requirement of one hundred fifty semester hours of college credit, described in division (D)(1)(b) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code, shall be waived by the board if a candidate achieves a total score of six hundred twenty on the "Graduate Management Admission Test."

(C) Pursuant to division (E) of section 4701.06 of the Revised Code, all candidates taking the special examination must complete either an associates or baccalaureate degree, the accounting concentration described in paragraph (A) of rule 4701-3-03 of the Administrative Code, and a minimum of twenty-four semester hours in business oriented courses as described in paragraph (C) of rule 4701-3-03 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/81, 7/5/84, 6/4/92, 9/22/93, 12/13/94, 12/9/97, 8/3/98, 1/1/00, 5/7/03

4701-3-08 Five year degree programs. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-16-09

4701-3-09 CPA examination educational requirements.

(A) A candidate for the CPA examination must complete the following educational requirements:

(1) One hundred fifty semester hours of college education.

(2) The accounting and business course requirements set forth in rule 4701-3-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The candidate may waive the requirement specified in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule provided the candidate meets the requirements of rule 4701-3-07 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 09/29/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4701.06
Rule Amplifies: 4701.06
Prior Effective Dates: 1/31/02, 5/7/03