Delaware CPA Requirements

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 Delaware. See the charts below for these requirements.

 

Education Requirements for Examination

Degree

Baccalaureate degree with concentration in accounting from a regionally accredited university.

Accounting Coursework

24 semester hours of courses in accounting principles, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, tax, auditing, advanced accounting, accounting information systems, and law.

Business Coursework

Not required 

Total Credit Hours

120 semester hours

 

Exam

Prior to Sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam

Must have completed degree requirement and accounting coursework requirements.

Application Documents

Application documents found on the board website.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSAC) program alone does not meet the education requirements to be licensed in Delaware. 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

Ethics Coursework

Must pass the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure.

Total Credit Hours

150 semester hours

 

Experience

Minimum Work Experience

1 year or 2,000 hours of accounting experience.

 

Additional information can be found on the Delaware State Board of Accountancy website.

 

Note: Students should contact WGU Business Licensure at licensure@wgu.edu 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. 

 

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