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 undergraduate semester hours in accounting and ethics subject matter, including: one 3 semester credit hour course each in auditing, cost accounting or managerial accounting, U.S. federal income tax and ethics; a minimum of 9 semester hour credits in financial accounting; and a minimum of 9 semester hour credits in elective accounting courses. Additionally, must have least 21 undergraduate semester hours completed in at least in five of the following nine subject areas: statistics, economics, corporation or business finance, management, marketing, U.S. business law, business communication, quantitative methods, and computer science/information systems.|
|Exam sitting requirements:||B.A. Degree (120 hours) in accounting or its equivalent.|
|Experience Requirements:||1 year of experience, verified by a licensed CPA, providing any type of services or advice using accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills.|
|Ethics Exam:||Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure|
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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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