Louisiana CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Louisiana
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CPA Exam 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
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
|Initial Application Fee||$150|
*$75 re-examination application fee