Louisiana CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Louisiana

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Getting your Louisiana CPA

CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours (or 21 graduate level) of accounting, including 6 hours intermediate accounting, 3 hours cost accounting, 3 hours income tax accounting, 3 hours auditing, 3 hours advanced financial accounting OR Not-for-profit OR accounting theory, 6 hours of additional accounting above the introductory level

24 semester hours of business courses, including 3 hours business law exclusively covering Uniform Commercial Code and forms of commercial transactions


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state. First time candidates must have maintained residency in the state for at least 120 days within one year prior to the testing date