Alabama CPA Requirements
How to Become a CPA in Alabama
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Getting your Alabama CPA
CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level which includes: 9 hours in financial accounting, 3 hours in auditing, 6 hours in taxation, 3 hours managerial accounting, 3 hours in governmental and not-for-profit accounting.
24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper division business, including economics, legal and social environment of business, marketing, and finance. Must also include 3 hours in business law concentrating primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code.
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
State License Requirements
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours, including 33 semester hours in Accounting and 27 semester hours in business.
*Candidate has 36 months from passing the CPA Exam to obtain additional education requirements.
Participates in International Exam Program: No
Experience Requirements: 1 year in public accounting OR 2 years in the accounting industry, business, government, or college teaching (or a combination of these industries)
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam
State Board Contacts
Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130-0375
|Initial Application Fees||$120|
*Re-examination application fee varies