Alaska CPA Exam Requirements
|150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam?||No|
|Minimum Degree Required:||Baccalaureate|
Additional Educational Requirements
- Degree with an accounting concentration or minimum of 15 semester hours in accounting or one year of public accounting experience
- Individual is qualified to take the exam if within 18 semester hours of meeting undergraduate educational requirements
Note:Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.
|U.S. Citizenship Required:||No|
|Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state?||No|
To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in Alaska, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You will need:
Degree and Accounting Concentration which includes: a completed bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, conferred by a regionally accredited college or university; twenty four (24) semester hours in Accounting; three (3) semester hours in Business Law; three (3) semester hours in Economics; and three (3) semester hours in college level math, statistics and/or computer science. OR
Degree and Accounting which includes: a completed bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, conferred by a regionally accredited college or university; and fifteen (15) semester hours in Accounting. OR
Degree In-Progress and Accounting which includes: the candidate is within 18 semester hours of completing a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university; and have completed 15 semester hours in Accounting. OR
Degree and no Accounting which includes: a completed bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, conferred by a regionally accredited college or university; have completed less than fifteen (15) semester hours in Accounting; and completed one year of public accounting experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Public Accountant.
If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to CPA Examination Services, Alaska Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee. The application fee will be $175 and the exam fees will be $773.80 for a total of $948.80. Allow up to two weeks from receipt of application, fees and transcripts for processing. You are able to apply for one or more sections of the exam at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months. Your name on the application should exactly match your name on your primary form of identification, which is usually your driver's license. At this time you should also begin planning your study approach by making inquiries into CPA reviews available in your area. The Becker CPA Review offers classes live or online to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is best to make plans to start your review at this time. The Becker CPA Review will significantly increase your chances of passing the exam.
After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.
Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you in any of the other jurisdictions.
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Alaska CPA Exam Requirements exam fees
|Initial Application Fee:||$175|
Special Fees: All applicants are required to pay an initial application fee and an exam fee. All re-examination candidates are required to pay an $85 registration fee, regardless of the number of sections requested.
Alaska CPA Exam Requirements state board contacts
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Dept. of Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
Juneau, AK 99811-0806