Division of Certified Public Accounting
Mail all applications and supporting documentation to:
DBPR Central Intake Unit
2601 Blair Stone Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
If you have never sat for the CPA examination in Florida you are considered a first time applicant. You are also considered a first time applicant if you have applied in the past and there has been no activity on your account, either with the Board of Accountancy or NASBA, in the past ten years. Applicants who first sat as a Florida candidate prior to 1999 are also considered first time applicants. These candidates must apply to the Florida Board of Accountancy (Apply for a License). All other exam applications are processed by CPA Examination Services, a division of NASBA.
Applicants wishing to sit for the examination must
- Submit application and pay $50.00 application fee
- Meet the Education Requirements and
- Submit the Authorization for Interstate Exchange of Examination and Licensure Information (This form is required if you ever sat in another jurisdiction, even if no sections of the exam were passed. Please contact your home state to determine if there is a processing fee required to submit your information to Florida.)
After passing all four parts of the CPA examination, you have 36 months to submit an initial license application to the Florida Board of Accountancy for licensure.
For more information relating to the actual exam, please visit:
In the computer based testing environment, candidates are able to take the CPA examination in four examination window annually. An examination window is a three-month period comprised of two months in which the examination can be taken and one month in which the examination will not be offered while routine maintenance is performed and the item bank refreshed. Please click on the following link to get a list of available sites:
EXAMINATION DATES & SITES
For information relating to examination dates and sites, please visit the NASBA website at:
NASBA publishes a Candidate Bulletin, which contains valuable information for anyone who plans to the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The Candidate Bulletin includes information regarding the application process, how to schedule exams, reschedule appointments, center closings, time allotted for exam sections, acceptable identification, penalties for misconduct, reviewing scores, and exam tips, just to name a few. To download the bulletin, please click here.
For information on preparing for examination, tutorials, sample tests, learning resources, and to view the latest CPA Examination Alert.