Alaska CPA requirements
This page serves as a resource for your state's CPA licensure requirements and is current as of December 2019. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.
bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
150 semester (225 quarter) hours with a concentration in accounting that must include:
- 24 semester hours in accounting
- 3 semester hours in business law
- 3 semester hours in economics
- 3 semester hours in college-level math, statistics and/or computer science
No less than 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in subjects such as:
- accounting principles
- intermediate accounting
- income tax
- cost accounting
- advanced accounting
- accounting theory
- governmental accounting or detection of fraud
9 semester hours (15 quarter) hours of:
- business law
- statistics, computer science or algebra, calculus, or mathematics
Ethics exam requirement
Passing the Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course For Licensure is required.
2 years of accounting experience that must include providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills and related training all of which were verified by a supervising certified public accountant with an active license at the time of supervision.The experience is acceptable if it is gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice.
CPA license renewal period
Every two years.
All licenses expire on December 31 of odd-numbered years regardless of when first issued.
80 hours of approved continuing education within the two-year license period.
At least 20 hours must be completed within each year of that two-year period.
At least 4 hours must cover ethics.
|Auditing and Attestation (AUD)||$209.99|
|Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)||$209.99|
|Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)||$209.99|
|4 examination sections||$90|
|3 examination sections||$90|
|2 examination sections||$90|
|1 examination section||$90|
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