Georgia CPA License Process

I am sorry, but did you say never say never? Just this one time, I need you to mark my words because all around the world we are discussing the Georgia CPA licensing process. No pressure, but I am confident (more so than eenie meenie miney mo) that if you wait for a minute, we can all figure this out together. You may have guessed, but I have a case of the Belieber and it is contagious! As post-CPA Exam pre-CPA license candidate, you know the only cure is to listen to more Justin Bieber 🙂


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Okay Justin, I’ll tell you what you want to hear. We, CPAs and aspiring CPAs, love you. Oh, that’s not what you wanted to hear? We, CPAs and aspiring CPAs, love Todd Chrisley from Chrisley Knows Best. You didn’t want to hear that either? We, CPAs and aspiring CPAs, love the jumbo lump crab cake hash and sweet tea from from South City Kitchen. Not that either? I know, do you want to hear about the Georgia CPA licensing process? Fantastic! Thanks Biebs for being so helpful. Aspiring Georgia licensees, you do not need to worry about an ethics requirement; however, you need to obtain your work experience requirement and submit your licensing application. You know what time it is. It is time to get buck wild discuss the Peach Tree licensing process.

The Peach State Licensing Process

In order for you to get the pretty three letters CPA on your business card, Georgia does not require you to pass an ethics exam. Unlike other states that require candidates to take a state-based professional conduct exam or the AICPA Ethics Exam, Georgia currently does not require its candidates to take and pass a similar exam. For more information on licensing requirements, please visit

As far as work experience is concerned, Georgia requires that you have one year of accounting experience under a licensed CPA. One year of accounting experience equates to no fewer than 2,000 accounting related hours.  To document your hours, please complete the Certificate of Experience Form within the Application Packet for a Georgia CPA Certificate.

Once you have your work experience completed, you are on your way to becoming a CPA. All that is left for you to do is to fill out the rest of the Application Packet for a Georgia CPA Certificate. You will need to make sure that you submit $170, fill out the Consent Form for a background check, and send official transcripts. Please keep in mind that you will need 150 credit hours to become a licensed CPA. Although you could have passed the CPA Exam with a four year degree (120 credit hours), you will need to ensure that you earn the extra 30 credit hours. If you have any additional questions about licensing requirements, please visit and your state board for up to date information. As always, remember to breathe.



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