Vermont 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
bahelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

Minimum education requirement
150 semester hours including:
30 semester hours in accounting and business including:

  • 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of financial and/or managerial accounting (excluding introductory accounting)
  • 3 semester (4.5 quarter) hours of auditing,
  • 3 semester (4.5 quarter) hours of US taxation,
  • 3 semester (4.5 quarter) hours of US business law

Minimum experience requirement
One year of public accounting experience (2,080 hours) is required.

Licensees submitting evidence of an applicant’s experience must provide proof of holding a license in good standing as a CPA or equivalent license for the period of supervision. 

Ethics exam
All candidates shall complete a course of study in professional ethics for accountants equivalent to eight hours of continuing professional education that shall include the AICPA Code of Conduct or Vermont accountancy statutes and rules.

Renewals
Every two years.

CPE
80 hours of continuing professional education during the two year period

May carryover from one biennium a maximum of ten continuing professional education hours. The carryover hours cannot be the required eight hours of auditing and accounting or the four hours of ethics.

Licensees must successfully complete at least four hours of continuing education in the subject area of ethics for accountants.

Licensees must successfully complete at least eight hours of continuing education in the subject area of accounting and auditing.

Other requirements
Must be of good moral character.

Sources:

Education, ethics, experience

Education, fees, moral character, residency

Renewals

Experience, CPE, renewals