Hawaii CPA Requirements

Hawaii CPA Requirements

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Hawaii CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 18 semester hours of advanced accounting IF Bachelor's Degree is not in accounting

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is 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 24 semester hours in advanced accounting and 24 semester hours in upper division business courses

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirement: 1,500 hours in audit OR 2 years of full time experience in general accounting signed off by licensed CPA

Ethics Exam: None

Hawaii Board of Accountancy
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469

Email: accountancy@dcca.hawaii.gov, cpaes-hi@nasba.org
Phone: 808-586-3000
Fax: 808-586-2689

Initial Application Fees $170
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $1,003.60

     *$85 re-examination application fee