Connecticut CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Connecticut CPA requirementsConnecticut allows Economics courses to be counted as related courses in the education requirement.

A 4-year bachelor degree or above, together with 24 credit hours of accounting and 22 hours of business courses, are required to get qualified for the examination.

Connecticut CPA Requirements

1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam

  • Bachelor degree or above.
  • Accounting courses: 24 semester hours.
  • Business courses: 22 semester hours (including Economic, finance and law courses).

2. Additional Connecticut CPA Requirements to Get the License


  • 150 semester hours.
  • Additional course requirements:
    • 36 semester hours in accounting (basic or above is fine).
    • 30 semester hours in economics and business administration.
    • 60 semester hours in general education.


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

Ethics Qualifications

3. Connecticut CPA Requirements on Residency and Age

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

4. Fees

  • First-timers: $774 + application fee.

5. Continuing Education

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

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

  • Email:
  • Phone: (860) 509-6179
  • Fax: (860) 509-6247

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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