Hey there aspiring Oklahoma CPAs. Can you believe that you have passed the CPA Exam? You can most certainly cross that item off your list. After passing the AUD, BEC, FAR, and REG, you are so, so close to becoming a licensed Oklahoma CPA. The last thing you need is your license. Let’s look into the Oklahoma CPA licensing process.
The Sooner State Licensing Process
To become a CPA in Oklahoma, you need to pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam, which is composed of 40 multiple choice questions and is open book. A passing score is a score of 90 percent or higher. For more information about the ethics requirement, please visit www.ok.gov.
Oklahoma also requires that you have one year of accounting experience in public accounting, industry, government, or academia, which equates to no fewer than 1,800 accounting related hours. Please document you work experience on the Experience Verification Form and submit the form to the Oklahoma Accountancy Board.
Once you have your work experience completed and Experience Verification Form, you are on your way to becoming a CPA. Next, you will receive an Application for Certification in the mail from the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. You will need to fill out this application and submit it along with your AICPA Professional Ethics Exam results, official college transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. Upon successful completion, you will receive your CPA certificate.
All that is left for you to do is to earn 40 hours of CPE and fill out the Initial Permit to Practice Form. You will need to make sure that you submit the application along with $100 to the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. 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.