State Requirements

Colorado

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 1/24/2019

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: 33 semester hours of non-duplicative accounting coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level with course grades of C (or equivalent) or greater. 27 semester hours must be in accounting courses (excluding introductory accounting courses) covering specific subject areas. A total of 6 semester hours must be in auditing, which must include a 3 semester hour, or more, course concentrating on U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). 3 semester hours, or more, must also be in a course concentrating on accounting or business ethics.
Exam sitting requirements: 120 hours (including B.A.) with 27 semester hours of non-duplicative accounting coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level with course grades of C (or equivalent) or greater. The 27 hours must include 21 semester hours of accounting courses in particular subject areas (excluding introductory accounting courses) and a 3 semester hour auditing course concentrating on U.S. GAAS. Additionally, candidates must have 21 semester hours of non-duplicative coursework in business administration at the undergraduate or graduate level. No more than 6 of those hours can be in a single subject area.
Experience Requirements: 1 year of experience (or 1,800 hours) in Public Accounting, Industry, Government or Academia verified by an active CPA in good standing.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics exam for initial licensure.
State Society

Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants


Sarah E. Sebastian

303-741-8612

7887 E. Belleview Ave.

Suite 200

Englewood, CO

80112


Email: sarah@cocpa.org

State Board

Colorado State Board of Accountancy


303-894-7800

1560 Broadway

Suite 1350

Denver, CO

80202


Applying for the Uniform CPA Examination

Notes


  • Quarter credit hours are also accepted. 3 semester hours are equal to 4 quarter hours.
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