Pennsylvania CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Pennsylvania
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting and auditing, business law, micro or macro economics, and financial or tax subjects
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
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 hours (including Bachelor's Degree)
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year (1,600 hours) of accounting experience within 5 years of the day of license application, verified by a licensed CPA. Qualifying work experience includes providing any type of service or advice involving the use of: accounting, attest, compilation, consulting financial advisory, management advisory, or tax
Ethics Exam: None
|Initial Application Fees||$105|
*$105 re-examination application fee