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State by State CPA Requirements

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									                    Minimum Education Requirements
Jurisdiction   College Education    Semester Hours in Accounting
 Alabama       Bachelor's degree                33
                and 150 hours 



  Alaska       Bachelor's degree                24
                and 150 hours 

  Arizona      Bachelor's degree                36
                and 150 hours 

 Arkansas      Bachelor's degree                30
                and 150 hours 

 California    Bachelor's degree                24
               and/or 150 hours 

 Colorado      Bachelor's degree                27

Connecticut    Bachelor's degree                36
                and 150 hours 

 Delaware      Bachelor's; no 150
                    hr rule
  Florida      Bachelor's degree                36
                and 150 hours 


  Georgia      Bachelor's degree                10
                and 150 hours 

  Hawaii       Bachelor's degree                18


   Idaho       Bachelor's degree                24
                and 150 hours 


  Illinois     Bachelor's degree                24
                and 150 hours 

  Indiana      Bachelor's degree                24
                and 150 hours 
    Iowa        Bachelor's degree   24
                 and 150 hours 

   Kansas       Bachelor's degree   30
                 and 150 hours 


  Kentucky      Bachelor's degree   27
                 and 150 hours 


  Louisiana     Bachelor's degree   24
                 and 150 hours 

   Maine        Bachelor's degree   15
                 and 150 hours 



  Maryland      Bachelor's degree   27
                 and 150 hours 

Massachusetts   Bachelor's degree   36
                 and 150 hours 

  Michigan      Bachelor's degree   30
                 and 150 hours 

 Minnesota      Bachelor's degree   24
                 and 150 hours 


 Mississippi    Bachelor's degree   24
                 and 150 hours 


  Missouri      Bachelor's degree   18
                 and 150 hours 


  Montana       Bachelor's degree   24
                 and 150 hours 
  Nebraska      Bachelor's degree   30
                 and 150 hours 
   Nevada        Bachelor's degree   30
                  and 150 hours 


New Hampshire Bachelor's degree      12

 New Jersey      Bachelor's degree   24
                  and 150 hours 

 New Mexico      Bachelor's degree   30
                  and 150 hours 

  New York       Bachelor's degree   33
                  and 150 hours 

North Carolina   Bachelor's degree   30
                  and 150 hours 

 North Dakota    Bachelor's degree   24
                  and 150 hours 

    Ohio         Bachelor's degree   30
                  and 150 hours 

  Oklahoma       Bachelor's degree   30
                  and 150 hours 


   Oregon        Bachelor's degree   24
                  and 150 hours 

 Pennsylvania       Bachelor's       24


 Rhode Island    Bachelor's degree   24
                  and 150 hours 

South Carolina   Bachelor's degree   36
                  and 150 hours 

 South Dakota    Bachelor's degree   24
                  and 150 hours 
 Tennessee      Bachelor's degree           24
                 and 150 hours 

   Texas        Bachelor's degree           30
                 and 150 hours 


    Utah        Graduate Degree             24

  Vermont       Bachelor's degree           30


  Virginia      Bachelor's degree           30
                 and 150 hours 

Washington      Bachelor's degree           24
                 and 150 hours 


West Virginia   Bachelor's degree           27
                 and 150 hours 

 Wisconsin      Bachelor's degree           24
                 and 150 hours 

 Wyoming        Bachelor's degree           24
                and/or 150 hours 




    Very Important Note: This summary of state requirements was created in April 2008 b
    comparison tool. This summary CAN NOT be relied upon for accuracy and should no
    definitive answers regarding CPA licensure.
       Qualifying Experience
           Accounting Experience                           Other Notes
12 months in public accounting; 24 months in   The Alabama State Board of Public
 industry, business, government or college Accountancy is considered a two-tier
                 teaching.                      state.  A CPA may pass the CPA
                                              examination and still receive a CPA
                                             certificate but not a permit/license to
                  2 years                                   practice. 


    12 months and minimum of 1500 hrs


   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours


Two years if only Bachelor's degree; one year
 if 150 hours.  Must include 500 attest hours
  for those who want to sign attest reports.
    12 months and minimum of 1800 hours          Do have an education in lieu of
                                                 experience option to qualify for
                   2 years                                certification


Not required for certification, but 12 months
       required for permit to practice
NONE The Florida Board of Accountancy will
  send the initial licensure package to all
eligible Florida  candidates upon successful
      passage of the CPA examination. 
     2 years and minimum of 4000 hours


                   2 years


   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



                 12 months



                   2 years
   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



                 12 months



   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



                 12 months



Two years public accounting work experience
with at least 400 hours of work experience in
       audit, review and compilation.


                 2000 hours


         12 months and 1000 hours


   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



                 12 months



   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



   2000 hours with 500 of attest-oriented
   experience and, or 4000 hours of work
          acceptable to the Board
    2 years and minimum of 4000 hours
2 years with 1000 hours in the attest function,
       700 of the 1000 must be in audit


If Bachelor's degree: 2 years with 3000 hours.
   If Master's degree: 1 year with 1500 hours
                   12 months


   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



  Two years; those with post-baccalaureate        150 hour goes into effect on August 1,
     degree may petition for one year                             2009

                  12 months


                  12 months



                  12 months


   12 months and minimum of 1800 hours



                 12 months 


If Bachelor's degree: 3200 hours including 800
 hours of attest activity. If Bachelor's degree
and 150 hours or Master's degree: 1600 hours
     including 400 hours of attest activity. 
    12 months and minimum of 1820 hours


                  12 months



   12 months and minimum of 2000 hours
           12 months and minimum of 2000 hours


           12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



           12 months and minimum of 2000 hours

             500 attest and 200 audit functions


           12 months and minimum of 2000 hours


           12 months and minimum of 2000 hours



                          12 months


                          12 months


         If Bachelor's: 4 years.  If Bachelor's and 150
                       hours: 12 months




ments was created in April 2008 by Prof. Monte Swain's research assistant. It is intended to be used
upon for accuracy and should not be used to make career decisions. Be sure to contact directly th
                      Website
          http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/     




      http://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pcpa.cfm



         http://www.accountancy.state.az.us/


           http://www.arkansas.gov/asbpa/


             http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/


       http://www.dora.state.co.us/accountants/

       http://www.ct.gov/sboa/site/default.asp


http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/accountancy/index.shtml


         http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/cpa



        http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/accountancy/


 http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/accountancy/


             http://www.isba.idaho.gov/



          http://www.illinois-cpa-exam.com/



           http://www.in.gov/pla/2322.htm
    http://www.state.ia.us/government/com/prof/account/
                          home.html

                    http://www.ksboa.org/



                      http://cpa.ky.gov/



               http://www.cpaboard.state.la.us/



 http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/
                   accountants/cpa.htm



      http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cpa/index.html


                     http://www.mass.gov/
?pageID=ocasubtopic&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Licensee&L2=Division+of
+Professional+Licensure+Boards&L3=Board+of+Public+Accountanc
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35451---
                           y&sid=Eoca
                            ,00.html

                 http://www.boa.state.mn.us/



                http://www.msbpa.state.ms.us/



               http://pr.mo.gov/accountancy.asp



     http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/pac_board/
                        board_page.asp
             http://www.nbpa.ne.gov/index.html
              http://www.nvaccountancy.com/



              http://www.nh.gov/accountancy/

    http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/accountancy/index.htm


    http://www.rld.state.nm.us/accountancy/index.html



             http://www.op.nysed.gov/cpa.htm



  http://www.nccpaboard.gov/Clients/NCBOA/Public/Static/
                       index.html

                 http://www.nd.gov/ndsba/



                    http://acc.ohio.gov/


          http://www.ok.gov/oab_web/index.html



                http://egov.oregon.gov/BOA/


           http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/
                 view.asp?a=1104&q=432428

      http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/accountancy/


        http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Accountancy/



http://www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/accountancy/acc-home.htm
               http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/tnsba/


                        http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/



             http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/accountancy.html

                 http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/accountants/


                         http://www.boa.state.va.us/


                        http://www.cpaboard.wa.gov/



                          http://www.wvboacc.org/


                    http://drl.wi.gov/boards/acc/index.htm


                         http://cpaboard.state.wy.us/




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