CPAs have met licensing requirements for the state in which they practice accounting. State licensing requirements vary but typically include 150 hours of education (30 hours beyond the typical 120-hour bachelor’s degree in accounting). Licensing requirements also always include some documented experience and achieving a passing score on the Uniform CPA Examination.
A Chartered Accountant is a title that is an internationally recognized professional designation and is generally equivalent to the CPA designation. The designation is a combination of academic and professional training.