Is an accounting degree or classes or formal education *required* to sit for the CPA exam?

By | October 11, 2015

Or is it like the bar where you can go online, study your butt off, sit for the exam, and pass?

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3 thoughts on “Is an accounting degree or classes or formal education *required* to sit for the CPA exam?

  1. Mj

    I don’t know that a degree is required to sit for the CPA exam, but I know you have to have a few classes under your belt. Though it is a uniform CPA exam every state has different requirements. I will be sitting for it next summer and i have a bachelor’s and master’s degree under my belt. Check out the website below and it will give you the low down.

  2. Ryan M

    Nope, you must have 150 college units, 24 of them in accounting, plus numerous other business classes. Your bachelors degree MUST be from an accredited program. Yes, you must have a degree. There are other requirement that vary state-to-state, but those are pretty standard in most of them. You still have to study your butt off, but you have to be qualified to even apply for the exam.

  3. Igor V

    General requirement is to have 150 credit hours from your education with a number of hours specifically in accounting. Each state has different requirements about hours, but almost all require the 150 hours. Check your state’s requirements in the state licensing body.

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