Alaska CPA Requirements

Alaska CPA Requirements

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Alaska CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units from regionally accredited university recognized by the State Board (if not an Accounting concentration, then must include 15 semester hours in Accounting)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (intermediate accounting can be included) and 3 hours each of business law, economics, and college math/computer science, and statistics

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required

Minimum Age: 19

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Education Requirement: 150 semester units (including requirements completed for exam) including 33 hours in accounting and 27 hours in business

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: Earn the required number of "experience points" based on your education status:

Option 1: If you have a Bachelor's Degree with a 24 semester hour accounting concentration, you must fulfill FOUR experience points.

Option 2: If you have a Bachelor's Degree without an accounting concentration, you must fulfill SIX experience points.

*Must involve providing one or more of the following: Attestation, Accounting, Compilation, Financial Advisory, Management Advisory, Consulting, Tax

* Must have 500 hours in attestation work experience

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure 

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Email: license@commerce.state.ak.us

Phone: 907-465-3811

Fax: 907-465-2974

Initial Application Fees $175
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $1,008.60

     *$85 re-examination application fee