Alabama CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Alabama

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150

Semester Units

1

Year of Experience

$1,020

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

No

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Alabama CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements:
24 hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper division accounting courses

24 hours or equivalent quarter hours in business courses from the following subject areas economics; legal and social environment of business; business law; marketing; finance; organization, group, and individual behavior; quantitative applications in business; communication skills, and business ethics


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required

Minimum Age: 19

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours, including 33 semester hours in Accounting and 27 semester hours in business.

*Candidate has 36 months from passing the CPA Exam to obtain additional education requirements.

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year in public accounting OR 2 years in the accounting industry, business, government, or college teaching (or a combination of these industries)

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130-0375

Email:
Phone: 800-435-9743
Fax: 334-242-5700

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $120
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1019.96

  *Re-examination application fee varies

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