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Arkansas CPA Requirements

See what you need to become a CPA in Arkansas. Download your FREE Arkansas CPA Requirements Guide to learn everything you need to become a CPA in AR!

How to Become a CPA in Arkansas

Curious how to become a CPA in Arkansas? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Arkansas. Navigate through the tabs below for a comprehensive overview of your state’s specific CPA requirements, including: education and residency requirements, licensure details, who to contact, and how much the exam costs.

150

Semester Units

2000

Hours of Experience

$1,070

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Arkansas CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 Semester Hours

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 30 semester hours of upper level accounting including financial accounting (intermediate), management accounting (cost), government/NFP (institutional), federal taxation (advanced income tax or fundamentals of taxation), auditing and attestation, and accounting information systems, pass with a grade C or above

30 semester hours of upper level business passed with a grade C or above


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

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

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) of work experience under a licensed CPA in public practice (can be full time or part time) completed in no more than 3 years

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-1520

Fax: 501-682-5538

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $170
AUD $224.999
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1069.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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