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Certification Process

Illinois Exam Candidates

Until you are certified, the Re-Exam link applications will remain under the Online Applications options at your online account.  Also, expiration dates will appear next to passed exams.

Pass Uniform CPA Exam + AICPA Ethics Exam = Certification Number Issued

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?.

For details regarding the CPA exam, please see the following link: Exam Application.

And for details regarding the Ethics exam, please see the following link: AICPA Ethics Exam.

Total Transfer of Credit Candidates

Pass Uniform CPA Exam* + AICPA Ethics Exam* = Certification Number Issued

*These will be accepted upon approval of all other required documentation.

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?

For details regarding the CPA exam, please see the following link: Exam Application.

And for details regarding the Ethics exam, please see the following link: AICPA Ethics Exam.

IQEX Candidates

Pass IQEX Exam* = Certification Number Issued

*This will be accepted upon receipt of the passing score from the AICPA.

For information regarding the detailed steps on the certification process, please see the following link: What’s Next?.

Information

As of October 1, 2006, in order to hold oneself out as a CPA, a license is required. Once certified, a candidate is allowed to state that s/he has “…Successfully completed the CPA exam…”. Licensure is handled by the licensing agency, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. For more details, please click here.

Illinois Board of Examiners

The ILBOE has had the responsibility of certifying completion of all educational and examination requirements for CPA candidates since 1903. Learn More »

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