Arkansas CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Arkansas
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 Semester Hours
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours of upper level accounting including financial accounting (intermediate), management accounting (cost), government/NFP (institutional), federal taxation (advanced income tax or fundamentals of taxation), auditing and attestation, and accounting information systems, pass with a grade C or above
30 semester hours of upper level business passed with a grade C or above
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required
Minimum Age: None
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 hours
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of work experience under a licensed CPA in public practice (can be full time or part time) completed in no more than 3 years
Ethics Exam: None
State Board Contacts
|Initial Application Fees||$50|
*Re-examination application fee varies