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150 Hour Education Requirement
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Effective January 1, 2001 an applicant for CPA Examination or CPA Certification must have a Bachelors Degree that includes 150 hours (credits) of education. Included in the 150 hours the applicant must have the following:

30 semester hours (credits) or 45 quarter hours in Accounting courses above the introductory level. Subjects to be covered include:

Financial Accounting 9 Hours
Cost Accounting 3 Hours
Auditing 3 Hours
Federal Income Tax 3 Hours
Accounting Electives 12 Hours

3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours of Business Law

24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in Business at the undergraduate or graduate level. The courses must in areas other than accounting and courses already provided above.
Subjects to covered include:

Behavior of Organizations
Business Finance
Business Law
Data Processing
Ethics in Business
Oral Communication
Quantitative Applications in Business
Legal & Social Environment

All foreign evaluated transcripts must give a detailed listing of each course indicating the U.S. equivalency of the semester hours in order to apply the 150 hour requirement accurately.

If you have questions regarding your education please contact the board office at (775) 786-0231.

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