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Florida CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Florida

Curious how to become a CPA in Florida? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Florida. 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

1

Year of Experience

$950

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

None

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Florida CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours)

Minimum Degree: None

Additional Requirements:
24 semester including coverage in auditing and cost accounting, and three (3) semester financial accounting and three (3) semester hours of taxation both of which must be based on USA accounting standards
24 semester hours of upper level business courses, including 3 semester hours in business law


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not a Florida CPA exam requirement.

Minimum Age: There are no Florida CPA requirements dictating a minimum age limit.

Additional Requirements:There are no Florida CPA exam requirements 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 Bachelor’s Degree) with 30 semester hours upper division accounting and 36 semester hours upper division business courses

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements:1 year experience consisting of at least 20 hours week over a maximum of 104 weeks OR 40 hours a week over a maximum of 52 weeks, fulfilled before, during, or after the CPA Exam. Experience must include accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting services.

Ethics Exam: None

 

Additional Requirements: Candidate must apply for their license within 3 years of passing the CPA Exam or their CPA Exam scores will expire

State Board Contacts

Florida Board of Accountancy
240 NW 76 Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32607

Email: Call.Center@dbpr.state.fl.uscpaes-fl@nasba.org
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 850-921-6636

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $50
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $949.96

   *$75 re-examination application fee

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