State Requirements

Florida

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020

Requirements

Age Requirement 18
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure Bachelor's degree or higher and 150 semester hours to include 30 semester hours in upper-division accounting with coverage in auditing and cost/managerial accounting, 3 semester hours of financial accounting and 3 semester hours of taxation base upon USA accounting standards and 36 semester hours of upper-division general business to include 3 semester hours of business law based upon USA laws
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 150 semester hours to include 30 semester hours in upper-division accounting with coverage in auditing and cost/managerial accounting, 3 semester hours of financial accounting and 3 semester hours of taxation base upon USA accounting standards and 36 semester hours of upper-division general business to include 3 semester hours of business law based upon USA laws
Exam sitting requirements: 120 semester hours to include 24 semester hours of upper-division accounting with coverage in auditing and cost/managerial accounting, 3 semester hours of financial accounting and 3 semester hours of taxation based upon USA accounting standards and 24 semester hours of upper-division general business to include 3 semester hours of business law based upon USA laws
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience, verified by a licensed CPA, providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills in government, industry, academia, or public practice.
Ethics Exam: No ethics exam
State Society

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Jennifer Allen

850-224-2727

3800 Esplanade Way; Suite 210

Tallahassee, FL

32311


Email: emergpro@ficpa.org

State Board

Florida Board of Accountancy


850-487-1395

240 NW 76 Drive

Suite A

Gainesville, FL

32607


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services

Notes


Quarter hours are also accepted. To convert semester hour to quarter hours multiply by 1.5. To convert quarter hours to semester hours multiply by .67.
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