Aspiring Kansas CPAs, you are probably tired of hearing this one, but
Ok, enough with the Wizard of Oz reference because you, a Kansan, have so much more to be proud of. Besides destroying the CPA Exam, you are on your way to being a productive member of this great state. You have Oklahoma Joe’s Joe’s Kansas City, the greatest BBQ joint in the world. Nothing gets me going like the Z-Man. BBQ aside, aspiring Kansas CPAs, let’s find out what it takes to get a CPA license in Kansas.
Kansas CPA Licensing Process
In order for you to get the pretty three letters “CPA” on your business card, you need to pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam. This exam is composed of 40 multiple choice questions and is open book. To ensure that you receive credit for your ethics exam, you need to score a 90 percent or higher. For more information about the ethics requirement, please visit http://www.ksboa.org/faq.htm.
To be licensed in Kansas, you need to first apply for a certificate in Kansas. In order to do so, you first must have completed the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam above. Once completed, you can fill out the Application for Certified Public Accountancy Certificate by Passing Exam in Kansas Form and pay the associated $25 fee. Additionally, you will need to fill out the Oath to be Taken by New CPA Certificate Holders Form.
As far as work experience is concerned, Kansas requires that you have one year of accounting experience in public accounting, industry, government, or academia, which equates to no fewer than 2,000 accounting related hours. If you want to provide attest services, at least 375 hours need to be attest related. You can document you work experience on the Certificate of Experience Form.
Once you have your work experience completed, all that is left for you to do is to fill out the Application for Initial Permit to Practice as a CPA in Kansas. You will need to make sure that you submit the application along with $150 and official transcripts to the Kansas Board of Accountancy. If you have any additional questions about licensing requirements, please visit www.thiswaytocpa.com and your state board for up to date information. As always, remember to breathe.
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