Requirements

Requirements to sit for the CPA exam in GA:

  1. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited university,
  2. At least 20 hours of upper level accounting (beyond ACCT 2100 & 2200).

Requirements for CPA licensure in GA:

  1. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited university,
  2. At least 30 hours of upper level accounting (beyond ACCT 2100 & 2200),
  3. At least 24 general business hours,
  4. At least 150 semester hours earned on transcript (no CLEP courses accepted, AP course work ok, other than 30 accounting hours specified, other hours can be anything),
  5. At least 1 year (> 2,000 hours) of professional work experience up to the date of application (in most cases a licensed CPA will have to sign your license application and provide an active Georgia CPA license number).

CPA Exam & GA CPA License Resources:

The Candidate Bulletin

NASBA FAQ

AICPA CPA Website

Georgia State Board of Accountancy Licensure FAQ

CPA Preparation Course for KSU Students:

If you participate in our Master of Accounting (MAcc) program you will prepare for and take all four parts of the CPA exam with your cohort as part of the two-semester program. The MAcc program will provide preparation materials and resources for the CPA exam, and your tuition covers all CPA exam-related fees.

If you already meet the 150 hours required for licensure, KSU has contracted with Becker to provide review materials at a discounted rate. For more information, please see Becker Discount (hyperlink coming soon).

You can become a student member of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). The GSCPA provides discounts on CPA review materials. In addition, you can attend monthly chapter meetings and network with professionals.

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