Alabama CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Alabama

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Getting your Alabama CPA

CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements:
24 hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper division accounting courses

24 hours or equivalent quarter hours in business courses from the following subject areas economics; legal and social environment of business; business law; marketing; finance; organization, group, and individual behavior; quantitative applications in business; communication skills, and business ethics

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required

Minimum Age: 19

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state