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|Social Security Number Requirement:||Yes|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Examination Program||Yes|
|Hours in accounting:||30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting|
|Exam sitting requirements:||150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)|
|Experience requirements:||1 year experience in public accounting: 150 hours or sat for the exam prior to 2000. 2 years public accounting experience: Sat for exam with less than 150 hours but obtained 150 hours prior to certification. The public accounting experience is gained through employment in government, business or academia.|
|Ethics exam:||Ohio Board of Accountancy course on basic professional standards and responsibilities|
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