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State Requirements

Rhode Island

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 2/24/2020


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: Graduate Degree with concentration in accounting. Graduate Degree accredited in business-24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate accounting or 15 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in graduate accounting or a combination thereof. B.A. Degree or higher degree 24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in undergraduate or graduate level accounting.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours)
Experience Requirements: 1 year experience gained through employment in public practice, government, industry, education or a combination thereof.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
State Society

Rhode Island Society of CPAs

Kerry Angilly


40 Sharpe Drive

Unit 5

Cranston, RI



State Board

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy


560 Jefferson Blvd., First Floor

Warwick, RI


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services


Transfer of grades – the applicant must meet all current requirements in Rhode Island at the time the application is made

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