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, a link to access the course will be sent within 48 hours in a separate email from the AICPA. If an order is placed over the weekend or on a holiday, expect additional delays.