Puerto Rico requires 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam and get a CPA license. However, you do not need to worry about getting work experience because there is no requirement.
Puerto Rico CPA Exam Requirements
To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam students must first fulfill these qualifications and requirements:
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
- Applicant must be a resident, have a place of business or be employed in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- Applicant must be 21 years old.
- Applicant must present a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Police Department indicating that he/she has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that implies moral turpitude.
- Applicant must provide a Certificate of Compliance with ASUME.
- Applicant must obtain a certificate of membership with the Puerto Rico CPA Society.
Education Requirements to Sit for Exam
- Bachelor’s Degree with 150 semester hours
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
- 38 semester hours in accounting
- 32 semester hours in general business courses
PR CPA License Requirements
- Must include a minimum of 1,820 qualifying hours
- Experience must be verified by a CPA in good standing. (Supervision is not required by a CPA)
- A minimum of three (3) years part-time experience is acceptable.
The cost to take all four sections of the CPA exam in Puerto Rico is $743 plus the initial $210 application fee. The re-examination registration fee varies depending on the number of sections you are signing up for.
Additional CPA Requirements
- Pass all 4 sections of the CPA exam with a score of 75% or higher
- Fill out and submit all required CPA license application paperwork
- Pay the CPA license application fee
Exam Information and Resources
For more details, please contact:
Puerto Rico Board of Accountancy
Old San Juan Station
San Juan, PR
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.co 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. As Seen On Forbes