Indiana CPA Requirements 2017 (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Indiana CPA Requirements (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

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Indiana CPA requirementsIndiana requires 150 semester hours to sit for the exam.

Once you pass the CPA exam, you’ll need to fulfill 2 years of relevant working experience, but unlike most states you don’t need to be supervised by a CPA i.e. only verification by an active CPA licensee is sufficient.

Note to international candidates: Social security number is mandatory in the CPA exam application form.

Indiana CPA Requirements

1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam

  • Bachelor degree or above from an accredited university or educational institution  together with 150 credit hours
  • Fulfill one of the following:

(a) Graduate Degree

  • Accounting courses: 24 credit hours at undergrad level or 15 hours at graduate level. Must include the following subjects:
    • financial accounting,
    • auditing,
    • taxation,
    • managerial accounting.
  • Business administration and economics courses,at least 24 semester hours (undergraduate or graduate level). May include:
    • business and tax law (up to 6 hours);
    • computer science courses (up to 6 hours).

(b) Bachelor Degree

  • Accounting courses: 24 credit hours at undergrad or graduate level. Must include the following subjects:
    • financial accounting,
    • auditing,
    • taxation,
    • managerial accounting
  • Business administration and economics courses,at least 24 semester hours (undergraduate or graduate level). May include:
    • business and tax law (up to 6 hours);
    • computer science courses (up to 6 hours).

Note: Pre-Evaluation of your education qualification is available but optional.

2. Additional Indiana CPA Requirements for the License

Education

  • Same as the exam requirements

Work Experience

  • 2 years of public or non-public work experience, verified by an active CPA.
  • No need to work under direct supervision of an active CPA, although the verifier is supposed to have direct knowledge of the applicant’s work.

Ethics Qualification

  • None.

3. Indiana CPA Requirements on Residency & Age

  • US citizenship not required.
  • Indiana residency not required.
  • Minimum age: none.
  • The Indiana laws do not state that a SSN is required to sit for the exam, but SSN is mandatory in the CPA license application form.

4. Fees

  • First-timers: $774 + application fee.

5. Continuing Education

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

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact

Indiana Board of Accountancy
Indiana Professional License Agency
402 West Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • Email: accountancy@pla.in.gov, cpaes-in@nasba.org
  • Phone: (317) 234-3040
  • Fax: (317) 233-5559

What if the Indiana CPA Requirements don’t Work?

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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