Georgia 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 requirements
bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with a concentration in accounting

Minimum education requirements
150 semester hours (225 quarter hours) with an accounting concentration including:

  • 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in upper-level accounting courses
  • 24 semester hours (35 quarter hours) in general business subjects

Minimum experience requirements

  • one year and 2,000 hours in public accounting OR
  • one year and 2,000 hours in business, industry, government or college teaching OR
  • a combination of work experience in public accounting, business, industry, government or college teaching

All work experience must have been supervised by a person who holds a live permit as a certified public accountant except for government or college teaching. In these two areas you must be supervised; however, the supervisor is not required to hold a CPA license. The experience must have been earned no earlier than one-year prior to application; the experience may have breaks in service of no longer than 1-year in duration.

January 1 - December 31 ; renew biennially on odd-numbered years

No CPE required in first year of licensure.
After first renewal period, CPE requirement is 80 hours every two years.

  • 16 hours (20%) must be in auditing and accounting subjects
  • a minimum of 20 hours must be earned in each year

If licensed one year but less than two years prior to your first renewal date, 40 hours of CPE (20% in A&A) is required.


Education, experience, renewals


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