Louisiana CPA Requirements

Louisiana CPA Requirements

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Louisiana CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours (or 21 graduate level) of accounting, including 6 hours  intermediate accounting, 3 hours cost accounting, 3 hours income tax accounting, 3 hours auditing, 3 hours advanced financial accounting OR Not-for-profit OR accounting theory, 6 hours of additional accounting above the introductory level

24 semester hours of business courses, including 3 hours business law exclusively covering Uniform Commercial Code and forms of commercial transactions

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. First time candidates must have maintained residency in the state for at least 120 days within one year prior to the testing date

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of part- or full time experience verified by a licensed CPA

Ethics Exam: None

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130

Email: cpaes-la@nasba.org
Phone: 504-566-1244
Fax: 504-566-1252

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

     *$75 re-examination application fee