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