District of Columbia CPA Requirements
How to Become a CPA in Washington D.C.
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Getting your D.C. CPA
CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (225 quarter units) needed to sit for the exam.
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: Degree with concentration in accounting (27 semester hours in accounting-related subjects, including 3 hours in accounting, 3 hours in auditing, 3 hours in cost accounting, 3 hours in federal income tax, 12 hours other accounting courses, 3 hours of commercial law)
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: None
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: Baccalaureate Degree
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience in public accounting, government, industry or academia that must be verified by a licensed CPA (this experience can be obtained prior to the application, while sitting for the exam, or after all four parts of the exam have been passed. However, requirements to sit for the exam must be met before work experience commences)
Ethics Exam: None
State Board Contacts
District of Columbia State Board of Accountancy
941 North Capitol Street, N.E., Room 7200
Washington, D.C. 20002