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Educational and Certification Requirements
About the Exam
The Uniform CPA Exam, administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is a prerequisite for earning the CPA certificate in Florida, as well as throughout the rest of the United States and its territories. The Uniform CPA Exam allows state boards of accountancy to determine a CPA candidate’s competence.
While the Uniform CPA Exam is the same throughout the United States, eligibility requirements for taking the exam vary from state to state. In Florida, to be permitted to take the CPA exam for the first time, a candidate must have successfully completed at least 120 semester hours of acceptable college credit as determined by the Florida Board of Accountancy, and must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent. To view a full list of requirements for taking the Uniform CPA Exam in Florida, please view the Florida Board of Accountancy's website.
Requirements to pass the CPA Exam:
To view a full list of requirements for taking the Uniform CPA Exam in Florida, please view the Florida Board of Accountancy’s website.
Requirements for Licensure
In order to become a licensed CPA; you must pass all four sections of the CPA exam, complete an additional 30 hours of coursework and have one year of work experience under the supervision of a CPA.