Kentucky CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Kentucky
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 39 semester hours in business-related subjects, of which at least 27 semester hours must be accounting courses, and the remaining hours in subjects such as finance, marketing, economics, management, statistics, and computers
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. However, candidate must have a Kentucky mailing address
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's)
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of work experience in public accounting or auditing, industry, academia*, or government completed after receiving Bachelor's Degree and within 5 years of passing the CPA Exam
*If experience is gained through academia, you must participate in 24 semester hours of teaching college accounting courses
Ethics Exam: None
|Initial Application Fees||$30|
*$30 re-examination application fee