Wisconsin CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Wisconsin
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CPA Exam 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
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'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/.