Alaska CPA Requirements
How to Become a CPA in Alaska
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Alaska. 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.
Getting your Alaska CPA
CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units from regionally accredited university recognized by the State Board (if not an Accounting concentration, then must include 15 semester hours in Accounting)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate Degree
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (intermediate accounting can be included) and 3 hours each of business law, economics, and college math/computer science, and statistics
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not 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 requirements completed for exam) including 33 hours in accounting and 27 hours in business
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: Earn the required number of "experience points" based on your education status:
Option 1: If you have a Bachelor's Degree with a 24 semester hour accounting concentration, you must fulfill FOUR experience points.
Option 2: If you have a Bachelor's Degree without an accounting concentration, you must fulfill SIX experience points.
*Must involve providing one or more of the following: Attestation, Accounting, Compilation, Financial Advisory, Management Advisory, Consulting, Tax
* Must have 500 hours in attestation work experience
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
|Initial Application Fees||$175|
*$85 re-examination application fee