Wisconsin CPA Requirements

Wisconsin CPA Requirements

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Wisconsin CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: Graduate Degree: Concentration in Accounting. Graduate Degree from a business school: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at undergraduate level plus 15 hours in accounting at graduate level which includes financial accounting, auditing, taxation and management accounting. B.A. Degree: 14 semester hours in accounting or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at undergraduate or graduate level which includes financial accounting, auditing, taxation and management accounting

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: Optional

Educational Requirement: 150 hours including Bachelor's Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year experience of public accounting or its equivalent. Equivalent experience may be considered in government, industry, academia, law, self-employment (must be documented and presented in detail for Board consideration)

Ethics Exam: Must pass the Wisconsin online ethics exam

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board
P.O.Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935

Email: web@drl.state.wi.us, cpaes-wi@nasba.org
Phone: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-267-3816

Wisconsin's fees vary depending on exam section(s) the candidate would like to sit for. Re-examination application fee varies. For detailed information regarding Wisconsin's fee schedule, visit: https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/wisconsin/wisconsin-cbt-fee-schedule/