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Hawaii’s education requirement is quite simple but license will only be issued to US citizens, US permanent residents or those who are “authorized to work in the United States without conditions or other encumbrances”.
By the way, if you are thinking about choosing Hawaii because of the tourist attraction, you may be happy to know that you can register in one state and take the exam in another. For example, I registered for Delaware and ended up taking the exam in Guam. Yes, this is entirely possible!
*** Special note on NTS***
Please note that unlike most states, NTS approved by Hawaii State Board is valid for 9 months counting from the date of NTS issuance. For details, please refer to the CPA exam handbook below.
CPE is required for license holders. Please click here for Hawaii CPA CPE requirements.
Hawaii Board of Accountancy
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469
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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