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.
Note: the PA State board refers the CPA license as the “CPA certificate”. This is not to be confused with the CPA certificates available in two-tier states.
(Based on the amended requirements “Act 15” effective August 2013)
*Launched in Apr 2016* The NASBA Experience Verification service is now available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
CPE is required for license holders. Please click here for Pennsylvania CPA CPE requirements.
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy
P.O. Box 2649,
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
One Penn Center, 2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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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