Alaska CPA Requirements

Alaska CPA Requirements

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Alaska CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) needed for certification, but not needed to sit for the exam

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (intermediate accounting can be included) and 3 hours each of business law, economics, and college math/computer science

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required

Minimum Age: 19

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Education Requirement: 150 Hours in addition to Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 2 years in public accounting or 3 years in private or government accounting. All experience must include 500 hours of attest

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure 


Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806


Phone: 907-465-3811

Fax: 907-465-2974

Initial Application Fees $175
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $909.10

     *$85 re-examination application fee