State & Territory Requirements
|Social Security # Requirement||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Examination Program||Yes|
|Hours in Accounting:||30 semester hours above the introductory level. Also required for licensure: 24 semester hours in business related subjects.|
|Exam sitting requirements:||Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 20 semester hours above the introductory level. 24 semester hours in business related subjects is also required for licensure.|
|Experience Requirements:||1 year and 2,000 hours in public accounting; 1 and 2,000 hours in business, industry, government or college teaching (teaching at a 4 year college or university in at least two different areas of accounting above the introductory or elementary level); or a combination of work experience in public accounting, business, industry, government or college teaching. All work experience must have been supervised by a person who holds a live permit as a certified public accountant except for government or college teaching. In these two areas you must be supervised; however, the supervisor is not required to hold a CPA license.|
|Ethics Exam:||No ethics exam|
The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
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Georgia State Board of Accountancy
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Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services
For the citizenship requirement, documentation must be provided to demonstrate the applicant is either a citizen of the United States or is a lawfully present qualified alien. 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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