Delaware used to be one of the most popular states for international candidates, but the rules underwent significant changes in August 2012. So if you’re an international CPA candidate, the reason why you may have wanted to check out Delaware could no longer be valid. Therefore, please read this page carefully. If you’re thinking of becoming a CPA in Delaware, I strongly encourage you to check the source information and the links at the bottom of this page.
Delaware CPA Requirements (as of 2023-2024)
1. CPA Education Requirements in Delaware
4-year bachelor’s degree or higher with 120 credit hours
24 credit hours in accounting including coverage of Financial Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation
2. Additional Delaware CPA Requirements for the License
Complete the 150 credit hour requirement. If you only complete 120 credit hours at the time of the CPA exam, you have to fulfill the remaining 30 credit hours before applying for the license.
Please note that to earn your CPA license in Delaware, there are some additional restrictions on what courses are considered acceptable. For instance, online courses from international schools do not count toward your 150-credit hour requirement. Furthermore, your degrees must have been earned from a school that is accredited by one of the 6 regional accrediting bodies in the United States.
1 year of public or non-public accounting experience. That is, experience gained through employment in an industry setting or government, academia, or public practice is acceptable.
The experience must be accumulated within 10 years preceding the license application.
Your experience must be verified by U.S. CPA with an active CPA license in good standing.
You can double-check the above information from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy.
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