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.

Degree requirement

bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university

Education requirements

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
  • auditing
  • advanced accounting
  • accounting theory
  • governmental accounting or detection of fraud

9 semester hours (15 quarter) hours of:

  • business law
  • economics
  • statistics, computer science or algebra, calculus, or mathematics

Ethics exam requirement

Passing the Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course For Licensure is required.

Experience requirement

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.

CPE requirements

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.

Fees

Application fee $185

Examination Fees

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $209.99
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $209.99
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $209.99
Regulation (REG) $209.99

Registration Fees

4 examination sections  $90
3 examination sections $90
2 examination sections $90
1 examination section $90

Sources:

Exam, education, experience, ethics, 

CPE, renewals

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