Louisiana CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Louisiana

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

2,000

Hours of Experience

$1,140

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Louisiana CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours (or 21 graduate level) of accounting, including 6 hours intermediate accounting, 3 hours cost accounting, 3 hours income tax accounting, 3 hours auditing, 3 hours advanced financial accounting OR Not-for-profit OR accounting theory, 6 hours of additional accounting above the introductory level

24 semester hours of business courses, including 3 hours business law exclusively covering Uniform Commercial Code and forms of commercial transactions


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. First time candidates must have maintained residency in the state for at least 120 days within one year prior to the testing date

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements:1 year (2,000 hours) of part- or full time experience verified by a licensed CPA

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130

Email: cpaes-la@nasba.org
Phone: 504-566-1244
Fax: 504-566-1252

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $160
Registration Fee $80
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1139.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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