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last updated 10/17/2014


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: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting above elementary level accounting or principles of accounting
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. or within 120 days of B.A.
Experience requirements: 1 year experience in more than one employment situation (includes internships) in government industry, academia or public accounting. 2 years experience for attest CPA which includes 1 year of attest and year of general experience.
Ethics exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure

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

Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants

Cheryl Miller


1415 28th St.

Ste. 450

West Des Moines, IA




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state board

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board


200 E. Grand Ave.

Ste. 350

Des Moines, IA


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