Georgia CPA Requirements

Georgia CPA Requirements

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Georgia CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units) 

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 20 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours of intermediate accounting or above

Residency Requirements

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 inlcuding Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirement: Must submit Certificate of Experience to verify 1 year (2,000 hours) of supervised accounting experience no longer than 1 year prior to CPA licensure application. Duties for private industry should involve: using internal control systems, management advisory, financial advisory, consulting, tax, and regulatory laws.

Ethics Exam: None

Georgia State Board of Accountancy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 478-207-1363

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $983.60

     *$75 re-examination application fee