State Requirements

Alabama

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 2/14/2017

Requirements

Age Requirement 19
Citizenship Requirement Yes
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program No
Hours in Accounting: A candidate shall be determined to have a concentration in accounting or its substantial equivalent upon completing one of the following: (1) 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (excluding introductory hours) at the upper division under graduate and/or graduate level which includes: 9 hours in financial accounting, 3 hours in auditing, 6 hours in taxation, 3 hours management accounting, 3 hours in governmental and not-for-profit accounting, and at least 3 hours in business law concentrating primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code; (2) a graduate degree from a program that, at the time the degree was awarded, was accredited in accounting by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) or a comparable accrediting organization recognized by the Board; (3) a graduate degree from a program that, at the time the degree was awarded, was accredited in business by the AACSB, or a comparable accrediting organization recognized by the Board, and completed a course of instruction that includes all of the requirements specified in (1) above.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)
Experience Requirements: 1-year in public accounting or, 2-years in industry, business, government, or college teaching
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Ethics Exam for initial licensure
State Society

Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants


Jeannine Birmingham and Zack Camerio

(334) 834-7650

1041 Longfield Court

Montgomery, AL

36117


Email: Jbirmingham@ascpa.org
Zcamerio@ascpa.org

State Board

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy


334-242-5700

P.O. Box 300375

Montgomery, AL

36130-0375


Instructions for CPA examination application

Notes


Two-tier state. When a CPA passes the exam, a certificate will be issued. However, a license/permit to practice will be issued when the experience requirement is completed.

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