Rhode Island CPA Requirements for Exam and Licensing

Rhode Island CPA requirements

Rhode Island CPA Requirements

1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam

Bachelor degree or above; fulfilled at least 120 credit hours and meet one of the following:

(a) Graduate degree with concentration in Accounting

  • Not less than 21 semester hours in accounting and not less than:
  • 6 hours in both fundamental accounting
  • 6 hours in intermediate financial accounting and reporting
  • 3 hours of advanced financial accounting and reporting
  • 3 hours of tax accounting
  • 3 hours of auditing

(b) Graduate degree with concentration in business

  • Not less than 24 semester hours in accounting and not less than:
  • 6 hours in both fundamental accounting
  • 6 hours in intermediate financial accounting and reporting
  • 3 hours of advanced financial accounting and reporting
  • 3 hours of tax accounting
  • 3 hours of auditing

(c) Undergraduate degree

  • 24 semester hours of accounting and no less than:
    • 6 hours in fundamental accounting
    • 6 hours in intermediate financial accounting and reporting
    • 3 hours in advanced financial accounting and reporting
    • 3 hours in tax accounting and auditing
  • 24 semester hours of business and no less than:
    • 3 hours in business law
    • 3 hours in economics

2. Additional Rhode Island CPA Requirements for License

Education

  • Must fulfill 150 semester hours.

Experience

  • To be updated.

Ethics Qualifications

  • Pass the CPA ethics exam by AICPA within 2 years of certification application.

3. Rhode Island CPA Requirements on Residency & Age

  • US citizenship not required.
  • Rhode Island residency IS required.
  • Minimum age: none.

4. Fees

First-timers: standard CPA exam fees ($723) + $145 initial application fee.

5. Continuing Education

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

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy
233 Richmond Street, Suite 236
Providence, RI 02903-4236

  • Email: rsnyder@dbr.state.ri.us
  • Phone: 401-222-3185
  • Fax: 401-222-6654

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