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Age Requirement: 19
Citizenship Requirement: No
Residency Requirement: No
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in accounting: 24 semester hrs. or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (intermediate accounting can be included) and 3 hours each of business law, economics and college math/computer science.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. or within 18 semester hours of completing B.A
Experience requirements: 2-years in public accounting or, 3-years in private or government accounting.
Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure


All experience is based upon a point system which is based upon the completion of the CPA's level of education.

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state society

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Linda Plimpton


341 W. Tudor Road


Anchorage, AK




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state board

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy


Department of Commerce Community & Economic Development

Box 110806

Juneau, AK


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