CPA Requirements and Rules in Different States

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CPA Exam Requirement Exemptions as CA, CMA, CFA and ACCA

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Many financial professionals have multiple qualifications and credentials. It’s not uncommon, for example, to pursue a CPA plus another certification like the CMA or CFA. But what are the CPA Exam requirement exemptions? My readers frequently ask me, “Can I use my existing qualification to get waivers and exemptions for the CPA Exam?” With very […]

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Pennsylvania CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Pennsylvania does not require 150 semester hours of educational requirements to sit for the exam, but the full 150 hours are needed to obtain the CPA license. Pennsylvania CPA Requirements 1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam Bachelor degree or above. 24 credit hours of accounting courses, including accounting and auditing, business law, finance or […]

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Wisconsin CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Wisconsin has recently changed rules and now allows those with 120 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam. Candidates still need 150 credit hours to obtain the license. The working experience is also pretty standard with 1 year of accounting experience but you will need to take an ethics exam offered by Wisconsin State […]

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Tennessee CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Tennessee has a typical 150 credit hour requirement with a slightly strict rule on the number of accounting courses. Having said that, the working experience is relatively flexible and one of our readers qualified with a general “finance” job instead of accounting. The CPA who will verify your experience does not need to be your […]

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Ohio CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Ohio State Board requires the standard 150 credit hours to sit fo the exam. While non-residents are welcome to register through Ohio, in order to get the license you have to be a resident of this state. Please note the Ohio calls its CPA license a “CPA certificate”, but this is not to be confused […]

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North Dakota CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

North Dakota used to allow non-CPA supervisor to verify your experience. The rule has been changed in April 2016, meaning you do need to find a CPA to sign your verification form. The rest of the requirements are pretty much the standard 3Es. North Dakota CPA Requirements 1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam […]

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North Carolina CPA Requirements on Exam and Licensing

For North Carolina CPA Exam requirements, the #1 rule is the the candidate must be a US citizen, or with the intention of becoming one. The State Board also requires the full 150 credit hours to get the CPA license, but a bachelor degree is good enough to sit for the exam. After passing the […]

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New Hampshire CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

New Hampshire used to be a popular state for non-accounting major, because it only required 12 credit hours of accounting. Since July 2014 when NH adopts the 3Es, there is no longer such an advantage. It’s fine to sit for the exam with 120 credit hours, but you must complete 30 accounting credit hours plus […]

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Montana CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Montana was one of few two-tier states that granted a CPA certificate. As of July 1, 2015, Montana state board only gives out CPA license. Here is the latest news on the new rule. After the change, there is little reason why international candidates would register through MT state board. Montana CPA Requirements 1. Education […]

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Missouri CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Missouri has a relatively strict educational requirement: 33 credit hours for accounting and an additional 27 hours in general business. Candidates are required to fulfill 150  credit hours in order to sit for the CPA exam. Please also note that only local residents are granted CPA license in this state. Missouri CPA Requirements 1. Education Requirements […]

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