Connecticut CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Connecticut CPA requirementsThe Connecticut CPA requirements are similar to other states because candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree to sit for the CPA Exam, together with 24 credit hours of accounting and 22 hours of business courses. Plus, the state board allows economics courses to be counted as related courses for the CPA education requirement.

Connecticut CPA Requirements

1. Education Requirements to Sit for the CPA Exam in Connecticut

  • Bachelor’s degree or above from a college that has been accredited by a regional accrediting commission
  • Candidates need at least 46 semester hours in accounting and related courses that could include business law, economics, and finance. However, at least 24 of these 46 hours must be in the study of accounting.

2. Additional Connecticut CPA Requirements to Get the License

CPA Education Requirements

  • 150 semester hours (at least a bachelor’s degree plus additional coursework)
  • Additional course requirements:
    • 36 semester hours in accounting
    • 30 semester hours in economics and business administration
    • 60 semester hours in general education
    • 24 semester hours in any credit subject

Experience Requirements for the CPA License in Connecticut

  • 2 years of accounting experience supervised and verified by an active CPA licensee
  • The experience can be public or non-public accounting.
  • Please check the CT State Board regulation below for details on certain restrictions on non-public accounting that may apply to your case.

Ethics Qualifications

3. Connecticut CPA Requirements on Residency and Age

  • US citizenship is not required
  • Connecticut residency is not required
  • Minimum age: none

4. Fees

  • First-timers: $1,379.20 ($344.80 for each of the 4 exam parts) + $170 application fee
  • Education Evaluation Application Fee: $90.00

5. Continuing Education for a Connecticut CPA License

CPE is required for license holders. Please click here for Connecticut CPA CPE requirements.

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact Info for Connecticut State Board of Accountancy

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, Connecticut  06103-1840

  • Email:
  • Phone: (860) 713-6000
  • Fax: (860) 706-1200

What if These CPA Requirements Don’t Work for Me?

You may want to check out these pages to learn about the educational and experience requirements, with my recommendation at the end of the posts:

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About the Author Stephanie Ng

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley), and I also passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on my first try. Additionally, I have led webinars, such as for the Institute of Management Accountants, authored featured articles on websites like Going Concern and AccountingWeb, and I'm also the CFO for the charity New Sight. Finally, I have created other accounting certification websites to help mentor non-CPA candidates. I have already mentored thousands of CPA, CMA, CIA, EA, and CFA candidates, and I can help you too!

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