CPA Connecticut License Requirements

CPA License Requirement In Connecticut

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Connecticut  state requires 150 credit hours to earn a CPA license, however you may sit for the CPA exam after earning a bachelor’s degree and fulfilling the course requirements below.  The work experience requirements are more strict than most states and require 2 years of public or non-public experience.

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CT CPA Test Requirements

To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:

  • Minimum age: None
  • U.S. Residency NOT Required
  • State Residency NOT required

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or above
  • Accounting courses: 24 semester hours
  • Business courses: 22 semester hours

CPA License Requirements

Education for Semester hours needed

  • 150 total semester hours from accredited school
  • 36 semester hours in accounting
  • 30 semester hours in economics and business administration
  • 60 semester hours in general education

Work Experience Typically asked for

  • 2 years of public or non-public accounting experience supervised and verified by an active CPA licensee

Ethics Exam

  • Passing of the AICPA ethics exam

Exam Fees

The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Connecticut is $743 plus the initial $135 application fee.  The re-examination registration fee varies depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.

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Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $195.35
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $176.25
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $195.35
Regulation (REG) $176.25
Application Fee: $135

**Important Note: You should not apply and pay for exam sections that will not be taken within six months because your Notice to Schedule (NTS) in Connecticut expires 6 months after issuance.

Additional CPA Requirements

  1. Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
  2. Complete verified accounting work experience
  3. Pass AICPA Ethics Exam
  4. Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
  5. Pay the CPA license application fee

Exam Information and Resources

Connecticut CPA Certificate Application

Connecticut CPA Education Requirements

Connecticut CPA Examination FAQ

For more details, please contact:

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Secretary of the State
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-509-6179

What’s Next?

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