AlabamaSave this licensure state to my profile
last updated 10/17/2014
|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|
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.
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