Arizona CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Arizona
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (12 hours must be upper level courses)
18 semester hours of business related courses
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required
Minimum Age: 18
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 hours (including Bachelor's Degree) with 36 hours in accounting (20 must be upper division) and 30 hours in business related subjects
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirement: 1 year (2,000 hours) work experience with Certificate of Experience signed by licensed CPA, fulfilled before, during, or after passing the CPA Exam
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam and provide 5 letters of recommendation
|Initial Application Fees||$100|
*$50 re-examination application fee