State Requirements

Arkansas

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 2/24/2020

Requirements

Age Requirement No
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement Yes
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 30 upper-level hours, 20 graduate hours or a combination of both. Classes must cover Financial Accounting (Intermediate Acct.), Management Accounting (Cost Acct.), Governmental or Not-for-Profit Accounting (Institutional Acct.), Federal Taxation (Adv. Income Tax or Fundamentals of Taxation), Auditing and Attestation, and Accounting Information Systems.
Exam sitting requirements: Bachelor's Degree, thirty hours upper level Accounting, and thirty hours in Business, other than Accounting. Accounting and Business classes must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience, verified by a licensed CPA, through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice providing any type of services or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills.
Ethics Exam: No ethics exam
State Society

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants


Robin Harris

11300 Executive Center Drive

Little Rock, AR

72211-4352


Email: rharris@arcpa.org

State Board

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy


501-682-2574

101 East Capitol

Suite 450

Little Rock, AR

72201


Applicant instructions for the uniform CPA examination

Notes


  • Quarter credit hours are also accepted and are equivalent to 2/3 of a semester hour (divide quarter credits by 1.5 or multiply semester credits by 1.5).
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