Kansas CPA Requirements

Kansas CPA Requirements

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Kansas CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: Must complete 42 semester hours in business and general education courses, including the following: (A) Macro- and micro-economics plus one upper division economics course; (B) at least two courses in the legal aspects of business or business law; (C) college algebra or higher level math course; (D) statistics and probability theory course; (E) computer systems and applications course; (F) finance course; (G) management and administration course; (H) marketing course; and (i) production, operations research, or applications of quantitative techniques to business problems course. 

30 semester credit hours in courses in accounting theory and practice, including the following: (A) Financial accounting course; (B) managerial accounting beyond an introductory course; (C) auditing course; (D) income tax course; and (E) accounting systems beyond an introductory computer course.

Minimum of 11 hours in written and oral communications type classes are required.

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state


Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree) with 30 hours in accounting, 11 hours in communication, and 42 hours in business

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: Must complete at least 2,000 hours of performance of services rendered over a period of 1-3 years in industry, public practice, government, or academia, including 375 hours in attestation, if applicable

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Kansas Board of Accountancy
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 556
Topeka, KS 66612-1239

Email: info@ksboa.ks.gov, cpaes-ks@nasba.org

Phone: 785-296-2162

Fax: 785-291-3501

Initial Application Fees $145
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $978.60

     *Re-examination application fee varies