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|Social Security Number Requirement:||Yes — A SSN is not required to sit for the exam, but is for licensure.|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Examination Program||No|
|Hours in accounting:||24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate accounting (including elementary principles of accounting and 1 course each in intermediate or advanced accounting, auditing, taxation and cost accounting)|
|Exam sitting requirements:||Must be within 100 days of completing education requirement|
|Experience requirements:||1 year experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice. A CPA responsible for performance of attest services shall have 375 hours of any combination of auditing, compilation or review.|
|Ethics exam:||Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure|
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