Kansas CPA Requirements

To obtain CPA licensure, you must meet the three Es: Education, Experience, and Exam. Following are the specific requirements for examination and licensing in Kansas.


NotePresently, the state board does not accept competency units or pass/fail grades, as is awarded by WGU, toward the degree or coursework requirements for CPA examination or licensure. All students must sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) highlighting these details.


Education Requirements for CPA Examination and Licensure


Baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university recognized by the board.

Accounting Coursework 

30 semester hours of accounting courses to include financial accounting, beyond introductory level managerial/cost accounting course, auditing with US GAAS coverage, income tax, and accounting information systems beyond an introductory computer course.

Business Coursework

42 semester hours in business courses to include macro and micro economics, one upper division economics course, 6 semester hours of business law, college algebra beyond introductory course, statistics, computer systems/applications, marketing, production/operations research or quantitative applications and at least 11 semester hours in written and oral communication.

Ethics Coursework

Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure.

Total Credit Hours

150 semester hours


Experience Requirements for Licensure

Minimum Work Experience

At least one-year of full-time accounting experience.


Additional Exam Information

Prior to Sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam

Must complete the degree requirement and the accounting and business course requirements.

Application Documents

Application documents found on board website.


Additional information can be found on the Kansas 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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