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Georgia CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Georgia

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

120

Semester Units

1

Year 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 Georgia CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 20 semester hours in upper division accounting courses (intermediate accounting or above)


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

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 with 30 hours in upper division accounting courses and 24 hours in business related courses

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: Must submit Certificate of Experience to verify 1 year (2,000 hours) of supervised accounting experience no longer than 1 year prior to CPA licensure application. Duties for private industry should involve: using internal control systems, management advisory, financial advisory, consulting, tax, and regulatory laws.

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Georgia State Board of Accountancy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

Email: cpaes-ga@nasba.org
Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 478-207-1363

CPA Fees

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

   *$75 re-examination application fee

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