What else is needed for CPA Licensure besides the CPA Exam?

What else is needed for CPA Licensure besides the CPA Exam?

In addition to successfully completing the CPA Exam, a candidate must fulfill these additional requirements: 

  • Generally, each state board requires a total of 150 semester/225 quarter units from a college or university whose accreditation is accepted by the state.
  • Most states require at least one to two years of public accounting experience. While non-public accounting experience is also widely accepted, the number of required years is generally higher.
  • Most states require a CPA applicant to complete an Ethics course or Ethics exam before licensure. The exam is often administered online at home and a passing score is considered a 90% or better. This exam generally must be completed within two years of passing the CPA Exam.

Requirements for licensure vary by state. Therefore, check your state’s CPA licensure requirements

CPA Licensure, State Requirements

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