District of Columbia CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Washington D.C.

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Getting your D.C. CPA

CPA Exam Requirements

Education 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)

Residency Requirements

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