Rhode Island CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Rhode Island
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) required for licensure, but not needed to sit for the exam
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units or Graduate degree with 150 semester units or special 120 hour rule
Additional Requirements: Graduate Degree with concentration in accounting. Graduate Degree accredited in business-24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate accounting or 15 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in graduate accounting or a combination thereof. B.A. Degree or higher degree with 24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate level accounting. Transfer of grades – the applicant must meet all current requirements in Rhode Island at the time the application is made
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: None
Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a Rhode Island 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 experience gained through employment in public practice, government, industry, education, or a combination thereof
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam
|Initial Application Fees||$150|
*$75 re-examination application fee