CPA candidates are required to pass a separate ethics exam on the rules of professional conduct before they are issued an Illinois CPA Certificate. The requirements are fulfilled by completing Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course, which is a self-study course that concludes with an open-book online test.

Don’t wait – you can take the Ethics Exam anytime, even before you are approved to sit for the CPA Exam. A score of at least 90 percent is required to pass, and the score does not expire.

The Ethics Exam may be purchased directly from the AICPA, but Illinois CPA Society members can use the form below to receive a discounted price of $99. After you return the form, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a code to access the exam online.  

Ethics Exam Form