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Hawaii CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Hawaii

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

150

Semester Units

1,500

Hours of Experience

$1,070

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Hawaii CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 18 semester hours of upper-division accounting IF Bachelor’s Degree is not in accounting


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 hours (including Bachelor’s Degree) with 24 semester hours in advanced accounting and 24 semester hours in upper division business courses

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1,500 hours in audit OR 2 years of full time experience in general accounting signed off by licensed CPA

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Hawaii Board of Accountancy
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801-3469

Email: accountancy@dcca.hawaii.govcpaes-hi@nasba.org
Phone: 808-586-3000
Fax: 808-586-2689

CPA Fees

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

   *$85 re-examination application fee

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