Florida CPA Requirements
How to Become a CPA in Florida
Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Florida. 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 Florida CPA
CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours of upper level accounting including coverage of taxation, auditing, cost/managerial, and financial
24 semester hours of upper level business courses, including 3 semester hours in business law
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not a Florida CPA exam requirement.
Minimum Age: There are no Florida CPA requirements dictating a minimum age limit.
Additional Requirements:There are no Florida CPA exam requirements 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 Bachelor's Degree) with 30 semester hours upper division accounting and 36 semester hours upper division business courses
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements:1 year experience consisting of at least 20 hours week over a maximum of 104 weeks OR 40 hours a week over a maximum of 52 weeks, fulfilled before, during, or after the CPA Exam. Experience must include accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting services.
|Initial Application Fees||$50|
*$75 re-examination application fee