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.
Note: Presently, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.