CPA license requirements
CPA requirements by state
Each state or territory (jurisdiction) determines the CPA license requirements. To become a licensed CPA, you must meet your state's CPA requirements, be declared eligible for the examination, and subsequently licensed, by the board of accountancy in one of the 55 license-granting jurisdictions. An individual becomes eligible for the exam by meeting specific CPA requirements by state as determined by the board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying. This website summarizes these requirements for each jurisdiction and provides resources to help you manage the CPA Examination application process.
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To determine the specific exam application requirements for a particular jurisdiction, please click on the specific state or territory.