State & Territory Requirements

 

Alabama

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last updated 10/17/2014

Requirements


Age Requirement: 19
Citizenship Requirement: Yes
Residency Requirement: No
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program No
Hours in accounting: 33 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (excluding introductory hours) at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level which includes: 9 hours in financial accounting, 6 hours in auditing, 6 hours in taxation, 3 hours management accounting, 3 hours in governmental and not-for-profit accounting, 6 hours in accounting electives and 3 hours in business law concentrating primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code.
Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)
Experience requirements: 1-year in public accounting or, 2-years in industry, business, government, or college teaching
Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Ethics Exam for initial licensure

Notes


Two-tier state. When a CPA passes the exam, a certificate will be issued. However, a license/permit to practice will be issued when the experience requirement is completed.

The Es of becoming a CPA


When it comes to licensure requirements, don't forget your Es: education, experience, examination and—depending on your state—ethics. Here's the lowdown on licensure to become a CPA.

The Es of becoming a CPA

state society

Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants

Diane Christy

334-834-7650

P.O. Box 242987

Montgomery, AL

36124-2987


Email:

dchristy@ascpa.org

 

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state board

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

334-242-5700

P.O. Box 300375

Montgomery, AL

36130-0375

Instructions for CPA examination application

 
 

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