State Requirements

Alaska

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 8/19/2019

Requirements

Age Requirement None
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 24 semester credit hours of accounting courses. Also required: 9 total semester credit hours of business law, economics, and college math/computer science.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours) or equivalent or within 18 semester hours of completing a B.A.; must have completed 15 semester hours in accounting or one year of supervised accounting experience. Note: Advanced degrees are not accepted in lieu of a B.A.
Experience Requirements: 2 years accounting experience in government, industry, academia, or public practice verified by a supervising CPA.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
State Society

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants


Linda Plimpton

907-562-4334

341 W. Tudor Road

#105

Anchorage, AK

99503


Email: akcpa@ak.net

State Board

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy


907-269-8160

Department of Commerce Community & Economic Development

550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500

Anchorage, AK

99501-3567


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services

Notes


  • Quarter credit hours are also accepted and are equivalent to 2/3 of a semester hour (divide quarter credits by 1.5 or multiply semester credits by 1.5).
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