To obtain CPA licensure, you must meet the three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam. Please note there are different accounting and business education requirements for examination and licensure in Connecticut. See the charts below for these requirements.
Education Requirements for CPA Examination
Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
24 semester hours in accounting
22 semester hours which may include accounting and/or business subjects with at least 3 semester hours in business law, 3 semester hours in economics, and 3 semester hours in finance.
Total Credit Hours
120 semester hours
Additional Exam Information
Prior to Sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam
Candidates must complete the degree requirements in addition to the accounting and business course requirements.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAC) program alone does not meet the education requirements to be licensed in Connecticut. The combination of the BSAC and the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program meets the education requirements for CPA examination and licensure.In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete the following to be licensed.
Education Requirements for CPA Licensure
36 semester hours in accounting
30 semester hours in economics or business courses other than accounting including 3 semester hours in business law, 3 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in finance.
Must pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure.
Total Credit Hours
150 semester hours
Experience Requirements for Licensure
Minimum Work Experience
At least two years of full-time accounting experience.
Note: Students should contact WGU Business Licensure at email@example.com prior to contacting their State Board of Accountancy regarding education and experience requirements. The Licensure team is available to students and alumni for all accounting licensure questions and advisement.