Becoming a certified public accountant

One of the many requirements to becoming a CPA is first having a ba degree, the next is having in most states 30 accounting credits and some 24 business credits. Many states allow you to sit down for the CPA exam without having all of the required credits needed, once you have completed the 3-5 required cpa exams you will still have to complete the required courses to be an official CPA. Many states do not require you to be a citizen of the state which can be found here citizen requirements. Finding the requirements for each state can be found here state requirements which will inform you of the number of credits and the type of credits needed from each state in the US. Many people who wish to sit down for the CPA already have careers and choose to go to school part time going to a community college near them. Once you have completed the credits needed thier are sub exam for the cpa that will have to be passed before becoming a CPA which are:

  1. Audit and Attestation (AUD) – 4 hours
  2. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) – 4 hours
  3. Regulation (REG) – 3 hours
  4. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) – 3 hours

There are different types of accounting much like their are different types of practices for an attorney. Some accountants never do income taxes… list of accounting practices.

Resources

citizen requirements for taken CPA Exam

state requirements for taken CPA Exam

list of accounting practices

IRS

American Institute of CPA’s CPA resources

CPA exam preparation program