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State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020


Age Requirement No
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement No
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 24 semester credit hours of accounting courses. Also required: 9 total semester credit hours of business law, economics, and college math/computer science.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A. (120 hours) or equivalent or within 18 semester hours of completing a B.A.; must have completed 15 semester hours in accounting or one year of supervised accounting experience. Note: Advanced degrees are not accepted in lieu of a B.A.
Experience Requirements: 2 years accounting experience in government, industry, academia, or public practice verified by a supervising CPA.
Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure
State Society

Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants

Linda Plimpton


341 W. Tudor Road


Anchorage, AK



State Board

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy


Department of Commerce Community & Economic Development

550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1500

Anchorage, AK


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  • 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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