Delaware CPA Requirements

Delaware CPA Requirements

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Delaware CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: None

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate Degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting, including financial accounting, auditing, and taxation

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship not required

Minimum Age: None

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: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year accounting experience as an employee of a firm engaged in public accountancy or as an accountant in government, industry, academia, or public practice. May be completed before, during, or after passing the CPA Exam.

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Delaware State Board of Accountancy
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

Email: gayle.melvin@state.de.us, cpaes-de@nasba.org
Phone: 302-739-4522
Fax: 302-739-2711

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $983.60

     *$75 re-examination application fee