Wisconsin CPA Requirements

Wisconsin CPA Requirements

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Wisconsin CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting including financial accounting, auditing, taxation, accounting information systems, cost or managerial accounting

24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in business and economics, including economics, finance, data analytics, business law, and information technology

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship 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: Optional

Educational Requirement: 150 hours (including Bachelor's Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience of public accounting or its equivalent. Equivalent experience may be considered in government, industry, academia, law, self-employment (must be documented and presented in detail for Board consideration)

Ethics Exam: Must pass the Wisconsin online ethics exam

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board
P.O.Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Email: web@drl.state.wi.us, cpaes-wi@nasba.org
Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-267-3816

Wisconsin's fees vary depending on exam section(s) the candidate would like to sit for. Re-examination application fee varies. For detailed information regarding Wisconsin's fee schedule, visit: https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/wisconsin/.