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Become a Florida CPA
Regulating and Licensing Agency
The regulating and licensing agency for practicing as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida is the Division of Certified Public Accounting with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
To view a full list of requirements for becoming licensed as a CPA in Florida, please view the DBPR website for the Division of Certified Public Accounting. There you will find detailed information on the following (and more):
Evaluation of Eligibility
If an applicant has questions concerning courses/classes, they should first contact the advising department in the Accounting School of their college/university.
The staff of the DBPR Division of Certified Public Accounting will only determine eligibility by conducting an official evaluation, which requires submittal of an exam application, official transcripts, and paying the required $50 fee. They cannot determine if courses taken meet education requirements via telephone conversation, fax or email.
The FICPA does not evaluate transcripts.
Not a Florida resident?
If you are licensed in another state and have passed the CPA Exam and/or are licensed, you will need to apply to become a Florida CPA with Licensure by Endorsement .
Not a U.S. resident?
If you are not a citizen of the United States and want to practice accounting here as a CPA, you should contact the Division of Certified Public Accounting with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
All CPA candidates must take and pass the Uniform CPA Exam. The Florida DBPR will be able to advise you as to what coursework must be completed in order to sit for the CPA Exam. If needed, it may be possible that you would be able to complete any additional coursework in the country in which you currently reside. However, you should confirm the eligibility of any coursework with the Florida DBPR.
DBPR Contact Information