Connecticut requires 150 credit hours to earn a CPA license, however you may sit for the CPA exam after earning a bachelor’s degree and fulfilling the course requirements below. The work experience requirements are more strict than most states and require 2 years of public or non-public experience.
To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:
- Minimum age: None
- U.S. Residency NOT Required
- State Residency NOT required
- Bachelor degree or above
- Accounting courses: 24 semester hours
- Business courses: 22 semester hours
CT CPA License Requirements
- 150 total semester hours from accredited school
- 36 semester hours in accounting
- 30 semester hours in economics and business administration
- 60 semester hours in general education
- 2 years of public or non-public accounting experience supervised and verified by an active CPA licensee
- Passing of the AICPA ethics exam (Cost of course is $149 or $119 for AICPA members)
Connecticut Exam Fees
The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Connecticut is $743 plus the initial $135 application fee. The re-examination registration fee varies depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.
**Important Note: You should not apply and pay for exam sections that will not be taken within six months because your Notice to Schedule (NTS) in Connecticut expires 6 months after issuance.
Additional CPA Requirements
- Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
- Complete verified accounting work experience
- Pass AICPA Ethics Exam
- Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
- Pay the CPA license application fee
CT Exam Information and Resources
Connecticut CPA Certificate ApplicationConnecticut CPA Education Requirements
Connecticut CPA Examination FAQ
For more details, please contact:
Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
Secretary of the State
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Email: [email protected]
Now that you have started the CPA exam application process, your next step is to find a CPA review course that fits your budget, learning style and schedule.
It can take several weeks for your application to be processed so don’t waste that valuable time waiting to hear back from your state board. If you start studying now you will get a nice jump start on the material and will be better prepared to pass your first CPA exam!
Bryce Welker is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc.com, YEC and Business Insider. After graduating from San Diego State University he went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant license and created CrushTheCPAexam.com to share his knowledge and experience to help other accountants become CPAs too. Bryce was named one of Accounting Today’s “Accountants To Watch” among other accolades. As Seen On Forbes