Hawaii CPA Requirements

Hawaii CPA Requirements

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Hawaii 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 in upper division or graduate level accounting which would include courses in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and managerial accounting

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is 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: 1,500 hours in audit or 2 years in government, industry, academia, or public practice 

Ethics Exam: None

Hawaii Board of Accountancy
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469

Email: accountancy@dcca.hawaii.gov, cpaes-hi@nasba.org
Phone: 808-586-3000
Fax: 808-586-2689

Initial Application Fees $170
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $904.10

     *$85 re-examination application fee