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Frequently Asked Questions - Certified Public Accountant licensees
Do I need to pass a test?
Yes. The CPA exam consists of four-parts:
How do I apply to take the exam?
Click HERE to apply to sit for the CPA exam.
What are the education requirements to sit for the exam?
Must successfully complete basic courses in accounting and auditing to include a minimum 4-year baccalaureate or higher degree within 120 days following the examination to be eligible to take the examination. Basic courses in accounting and auditing consist of at least 15 hours of accounting, auditing, and ethics combined, of which at least hours were earned in auditing and at least three hours were earned in accounting.
What are the requirements to qualify for a License?
At least 150 semester hours of education, including a minimum 4-year baccalaureate or higher degree conferred by a college or university acceptable to the board, the total educational program to include basic courses in accounting and auditing.
Two years public accounting work experience with at least 400 hours of work experience in audit, review and compilation and 200 hours obtained in advisory services.
Successful completion of the CPA exam.
What are the continuing education requirements?
40 hours of CPE annually, due at time of renewal. All licensees must obtain at least 4 hours of CPE in ethics every 3 years.
Click HERE to see our Substantial Equivalency requirements.
If I am not licensed as a CPA, can I prepare tax returns?
Yes. You do not need to be licensed to prepare tax returns.
Is my application confidential?
No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.
If you cannot find the answer to your question, click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Board of Accountancy.
Last Updated: November 14, 2013
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