Kentucky CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Kentucky

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Getting your Kentucky CPA

CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements:120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: a concentration in accounting, or the equivalent of 39 semester hours in business-related subjects, of which at least 27 semester hours must be accounting courses, and the remaining hours in subjects such as finance, marketing, economics, management, statistics, and computers

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 18

Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. However, candidate must have a Kentucky mailing address