Arkansas CPA Requirements

Arkansas CPA Requirements

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Arkansas CPA Requirements

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Education 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

Residency Requirements

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

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-1520

Fax: 501-682-5538

Initial Application Fees $50
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $883.60

     *Re-examination application fee varies