Kansas CPA Requirements

Kansas CPA Requirements

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Kansas CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: Within the 150-hour education requirement, a candidate must complete 42 semester hours in business and general education courses, including the following: (A) Macro- and micro-economics plus one upper division economics course; (B) at least two courses in the legal aspects of business or business law; (C) college algebra or higher level math course; (D) statistics and probability theory course; (E) computer systems and applications course; (F) finance course; (G) management and administration course; (H) marketing course; and (i) production, operations research, or applications of quantitative techniques to business problems course. Also at least 11 hours in written and oral communications type classes are required. Finally, at least 30 semester credit hours in courses in accounting theory and practice, including the following: (A) Financial accounting
course; (B) managerial accounting beyond an introductory course; (C) auditing course; (D) income tax course; and (E) accounting systems beyond an introductory computer course


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state


Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours including Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year of accounting experience in government, industry, academia, or public practice 

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

Kansas Board of Accountancy
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 556
Topeka, KS 66612-1239

Email: info@ksboa.ks.gov, cpaes-ks@nasba.org

Phone: 785-296-2162

Fax: 785-291-3501

Initial Application Fees $145
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $879.10

     *Re-examination application fee varies