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Exam Credit Extensions
Due to the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration in Pennsylvania, a waiver was granted on the requirement that CPA candidates must complete all parts of the CPA Exam within an 18-month period. Candidates who were given extensions will have exam credits that now expire on Dec. 12, 2021. NASBA is working to update candidate dashboards to reflect the new expiration dates.
To request this extension:
Please email the State Board at email@example.com and include an explanation of your request, which sections and why, and a copy of most recent score notice or screen-shot of dashboard which shows expiration dates.
First, you must receive a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, completing at least 24 semester-credit hours in accounting subjects. These subjects include accounting and auditing, business law, finance, or tax subjects. As of Jan. 1, 2012, you need to complete 36 semester-credit hours in accounting subjects. This is referred to as the 150-hour requirement.
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, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation.
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.