Indiana CPA requirements

Are you ready to earn your CPA license in Indiana? Your first step should always be to check CPA requirements in Indiana because the Indiana Board of Accountancy will ultimately license you. This page serves as a resource for Indiana CPA requirements and is current as of June 2021. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.

CPA Exam requirements - Indiana

Getting a CPA in each state mandates different requirements for taking the CPA Exam. There is no residency requirement to take the CPA Exam in Indiana. In order to be eligible for the CPA Exam, candidates must meet the following education requirements.

Minimum education requirements in Indiana

All CPA Exam candidates in Indiana must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. In order to meet CPA Exam requirements in Indiana, candidates must meet ONE of the following educational requirements: 

  1. Earned 150 semester hours in general education, which must include a graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Board, and completed: 
    • At least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate level, or 15 semester hours in accounting at the graduate level, or an equivalent combination thereof which must include courses covering the following subjects: 
      • Financial accounting
      • Auditing
      • Taxation
      • Managerial accounting
    • At least 24 semester hours in business administration and economics courses, other than accounting courses, at the undergraduate or graduate level, which may include: 
      • Up to six semester hours of business and tax law courses
      • Up to six semester hours of computer science courses
  2. Earned 150 semester hours in general education which must include a baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Board; and completed:
    • At least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level which must include courses covering the following subjects: 
      • Financial accounting
      • Auditing
      • Taxation
      • Managerial accounting
    • At least 24 semester hours in business administration and economics courses, other than accounting courses, which may include: 
      • Up to six semester hours of business and tax law courses
      • Up to six semester hours of computer science courses

Indiana CPA license requirements

In order to earn a certified public accountant license in Indiana, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Pass all four sections of the CPA Examination
  • Indiana CPA experience requirements include the completion of 2 years of experience in government, academia, or public practice verified by an active CPA

Indiana CPA license renewal requirements

CPA licenses in Indiana are renewed triennially, expiring on June 30th of the three-year cycle. 

Indiana CPA CPE requirements

Each permit holder must have completed 120 hours of acceptable continuing professional education (CPE) each triennial period. CPE requirements include the following:

  • No less than 20 hours per calendar year
  • No less than 10% of the total hours (12 hours) for the reporting period, must be in accounting and/or auditing
  • No less than 4 hours for the reporting period, must be in ethics
  • No more than 50% of the required 120 hours for the reporting period will be accepted as self-study

Sources:

Education, residency

Education, experience, renewals

CPE

Indiana Board of Accountancy Laws and Regulations

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