CPA Exam Eligibility

Hey! Are you interested in learning about your CPA Exam eligibility? Do you want to know what requirements you need to meet in order to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam? You have come to the right place. Although the Uniform CPA Exam is uniform in content areas tested, the Uniform CPA Exam is not uniform in eligibility across different jurisdictions. Let’s see what that looks like.

CPA Exam Eligibility: Different States, Different Eligibility

Determining what you need to do to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam can be somewhat confusing. After all, there are several jurisdictions and each jurisdiction has its own rules about what you need to do to be eligible.

For example, if you were considering becoming a licensed CPA in the Show Me State, Missouri, you would need to verify that you meet its unique requirements. In particular, This Way to CPA and NASBA indicate that to sit for the CPA Exam in Missouri, you would need to be of good moral character and a resident of the state of Missouri. In addition, you would need to have a bachelor’s degree with 150 hours, 33 hours in accounting, and the education requirement has to be met within 60 days of taking your first section of the CPA Exam. Other jurisdictions have different requirements. Some states require that you be of a minimum age. Other states require a different number of accounting hours or even specific courses within accounting. Furthermore, some states will not count Advancement Placement credit or other transfer credits towards the total hours needed to sit for the CPA Exam.

While each state’s requirements for sitting for the exam may be different, you can figure out specifically what your state requires. Please review,, or your State Board of Accountancy website. Feel free to drop a comment below describing your state’s eligibility requirement to sit for the CPA Exam. Your fellow aspiring CPAs will greatly appreciate it. As always, remember to breathe.

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