Florida CPA Requirements

Florida CPA Requirements

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Florida CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (160 quarter units) are required in the Florida to sit for the CPA Exam. 150 semester units (225 quarter units) are required for licensure.

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester units in accounting (above introductory level) and 24 semester hours of general business courses, including a minimum of 3 semester units in business law

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not a Florida CPA exam requirement.

Minimum Age: There are no Florida CPA requirements dictating a minimum age limit.

Additional Requirements: There are no Florida CPA exam requirements to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state.

Social Security Requirement: Yes 

Education Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting, government, industry or academia and must be verified by a licensed CPA (this experience can be obtained prior to the application, while sitting for the exam, or after passing all four parts of the exam. However, requirements to sit for the exam must be met before work experience commences).

Ethics Exam: None

Florida Board of Accountancy
240 NW 76 Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Email: Call.Center@dbpr.state.fl.us, cpaes-fl@nasba.org
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 850-921-6636

Initial Application Fees $50
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $834.10

     *$75 re-examination application fee