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last updated 12/2/2015


Age Requirement: None
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: 30 upper-level hours in accounting or 20 graduate hours in accounting or a combination of both.
Exam sitting requirements: 120 hours (Bachelor's degree)
Experience requirements: 1 year experience through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice
Ethics exam: No ethics exam

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

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants


11300 Executive Center Drive

Little Rock, AR



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state board

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy


101 East Capitol

Suite 450

Little Rock, AR


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