State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 2/26/2020


Age Requirement 18
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement Yes
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting
Exam sitting requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of qualifying experience, verified by a licensed CPA, involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills. It must be of sufficient complexity and diversity, and may be from employment in public practice, private industry, non-profit, or government.
Ethics Exam: No ethics exam
State Society

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Reagan Robert


2400 Veterans Blvd.

Suite 500

Kenner, LA



State Board

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana


601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770

New Orleans, LA


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services


The exam applicant must have maintained continuous residency in Louisiana for 120 days within one year preceding the application date to take the examination.
No residence requirement for licensure.

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