Wyoming CPA requirements

Wondering how to become a CPA in Wyoming? Your first step should be to check the Wyoming CPA requirements. This page serves as a resource for Wyoming's CPA requirements and is current as of August 2021. Always consult with your state or jurisdiction's board of accountancy for the most current information.

Wyoming CPA Exam requirements

Getting a CPA in each state mandates different requirements for taking the CPA Exam. Wyoming CPA Exam requirements include the following: 

  • Must be a resident of the state of Wyoming.
  • Minimum education requirements, as detailed below.

Minimum education requirements

All CPA Exam candidates in Wyoming must have a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with a concentration or major in accounting. Candidates are also required to complete 150 semester hours with a concentration in accounting subjects.

Wyoming CPA requirements - Licensure

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

Minimum experience requirement

One year (2,000 working hours) experience verified by a CPA.

Wyoming CPA requirements - License renewals

Wyoming CPAs must renew their license every three years. The cycle occurs January 1 - December 31 triennially. 

Wyoming CPE requirements

Continuing professional education (CPE) hours must be completed in the three calendar years prior to the year during which a license is to be renewed. All CPAs must complete 120 hours of CPE credit each reporting period. Further CPE requirements include: 

  • 4 hours must be in ethics.
  • 80 of the 120 hours must be in:
    • Accounting and auditing
    • Business law
    • Administrative practice
    • Regulatory ethics
    • Business management and organization
    • Finance (financial planning)
    • Management advisory services
    • Marketing
    • Economics
    • Specialized knowledge and application
    • Statistics
    • Taxes
    • Computer science or software applications
  • Maximum of 40 of the 120 hours may be in:
    • Behavioral ethics
    • Communications
    • Personal development
    • Personnel/human resources
    • Other fields of study may be acceptable if the licensee is able to demonstrate the course does not qualify under an identified field but does contribute to professional competence.

Source:

Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants

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