Step 1 - Join the WSCPA so you are eligible for discounts and resources.

Step 2 - Study for the exam by taking a review course. Click here for members-only discounts on review courses

Step 3 - Schedule the exam.

The Uniform CPA Examination
At the official CPA Exam website, you can take an online tutorial for the exam, learn about test changes, locate testing centers, and more. For details on how to register for the CPA Exam in Washington, click here.

Step 4 - Take the Professional Ethics Exam.

Recently pass the CPA exam? Student members pay the discounted price of $129 plus shipping and handling for the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam, which is required to obtain an initial CPA license in Washington.

Step 5 - Take the Washington State Ethics & Regulations for New CPAs Exam

Learn more about the exam and download the study guide here.

Step 6 - Document your experience.

For questions regarding certification/licensing, continuing education requirements, and requirements for international students, contact the Washington State Board of Accountancy at (360) 753-2586 or

To find a job, visit the WSCPA Job Board or attend some networking functions and meet the professionals looking to hire.

Step 7 - Career Advancement

Take specialized courses to improve your skills in the areas you are most interested in, and obtain necessary continuing professional education hours.