CPA License Requirements

Obtaining a CPA license is a requirement to practice as a certified public accountant. CPA license requirements vary from state to state, but there are a few general requirements that each state board and individual jurisdiction adheres to.

How to Get a CPA License

  • Obtain a Bachelor's Degree in
    a related field.
  • Complete 24 semester credit units in accounting related subjects and 24 semester credit units in business related subjects.
  • Successfully complete all four sections of the CPA License exam
  • Two years of general accounting experience under the direction of an actively licensed CPA. Often this experience can be completed before, during, or after your CPA Exam.
  • Successful completion of an ethics course

Licensure Requirements

Once you have completed these requirements, and any additional requirements dictated by your state and/or jurisdiction, you'll have earned your CPA license.

So how do you get started? Assuming that you have your Bachelor's degree, the next step is to enroll in our CPA review course. Not only will this help you to prepare for, and successfully pass your CPA exam, but you will also have access to the most up to date CPA license requirements as well as tips and expert advice about how to make sure that you are on the right track towards your goal.

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