Vermont 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 Vermont. See the charts below for these requirements.

 

Education Requirements for CPA Examination

Degree

Baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited university. 

Accounting Coursework

42 semester hours in accounting and business subjects to include: 6 semester hours of financial and/or managerial accounting beyond the introductory level; 3 semester hours in auditing; 3 semester hours in U.S. taxation; and 3 semester hours in U.S. business law.

Business Coursework

See accounting requirement above.

Total Credit Hours

120 semester hours

 

Additional Exam Information

Prior to Sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam

Complete the education requirements including at least 120 semester hours.

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 Vermont. 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 Requirements for Licensure

Minimum Work Experience

One-year of experience to include 500 hours of attest, of which no less than 200 hours must be related to the audit function.

 

Additional information can be found on the Vermont Board of Public 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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