First, you must receive a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, completing at least 36 semester-credit hours in accounting subjects. These subjects include accounting and auditing, business law, finance, or tax subjects.
The Uniform CPA Examination is the test that individuals must pass to qualify for licensure as certified public accountants. This is a four-part exam, consisting of Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Taxation and Regulation, and a new discipline section of your choice.
In addition to passing the CPA Exam, you need to satisfy work experience requirements to become licensed. Candidates who have graduated with 150 credits are required to complete one year (1,600 hours) of work experience through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice within five years of the date you apply for your license.