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last updated 10/24/2016


Age Requirement: None
Citizenship Requirement: Yes
Residency Requirement: Yes
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
Exam sitting requirements: Bachelor's degree (with core 24 hours of accounting courses and 24 hours of business courses)
Experience requirements: 1 year experience in government, industry, academia or public practice.
Ethics exam: No ethics exam


The exam applicant must have maintained continuous residency in Louisiana for 120 days within one year preceding the application date to take the examination.
No residence requirement for licensure.

The Es of becoming a CPA

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state society

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Shannon Kelly


2400 Veterans Blvd.

Suite 500

Kenner, LA




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state board

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana


601 Poydras Street

Suite 70130

New Orleans, LA


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