Georgia CPA Requirements

Georgia CPA Requirements

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Georgia 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: 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level 

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: Yes

Education Requirement: 150 hours inlcuding Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirement: 1 year of public accounting experience and/or 1 year of academia which shall consist of 24 semester hours taught in a period not less than 12 months and not more than 36 months

Ethics Exam: None

Georgia State Board of Accountancy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 478-207-1363

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $884.10

     *$75 re-examination application fee