How to Obtain a CPA License

In order to obtain a CPA license, an individual must complete 120 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. At least 30 of those hours must be in accounting. Twenty-one more hours must be in ethics. For applicants to qualify for a license in Georgia, however, an ethics course is not required. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a CPA license is not an option. However, a license is still an asset to a person who wants to work in the accounting field.

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still qualify to apply for a CPA license. NASBA does not accept outside evaluations for foreign education. To determine whether you are eligible to apply, contact the CPA Examination Services. Applicants with disabilities must provide several types of documentation to support their claim of experience. They must also record this on their application. If they have been supervised by a CPA, a supervisor must sign Form 4B(s) and submit it to the Department.

To obtain a CPA license in New York State, you must first complete the required forms. You must submit your transcripts to the CPA Examination Services (CPAE) and the New York State Education Department. You must also submit an Application for Licensure (Form 1), on which you record your claimed 15 years of experience. Alternatively, you must have had a US-licensed CPA supervise you during this period. In order to be eligible for a CPA license in New York, you must also submit a Verification of Experience by Your Supervisor.

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