Connecticut CPA Requirements – An Inside Look

Certified Public Accountants working in the state of Connecticut are among the most competitively paid professionals in the state.   According to the State of Connecticut’s Department of Labor, the median salary for CPA’s the state was $69,700 in 2012 which is the 5th highest among all 50 states.  Whether you are working as an accounting professional in Connecticut and are thinking about starting CPA program, or if you are just beginning your studies, there are few things you want to think about before you get going.  In the paragraphs below we will detail some of the requirements that are specific not just to those pursuing a CPA license in Connecticut, but some standardized requirements expected of CPA’s everywhere.

Connecticut CPA Requirements – A Brief Overview

Connecticut CPA RequirementsThe requirements for those wishing to secure a CPA License are going to differ from state to state.   Connecticut is no exception to this, but before we look at state-specific requirements, let’s first review some standard professional requirements of all Certified Public Accountants.

Professional requirements for CPA’s will typically require:

  • That anyone sitting for a CPA licensing exam licensing has received a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university in accounting or a related field.
  • That the CPA License applicant has completed at least 150 semester hours of college coursework.
  • That the applicant for licensure has taken and passed the four part Uniform CPA Exam.  This exam is usually taken over a period of a year or more and is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Work experience – The majority of state accountancy boards will require previous experience working as an accountant or in a similar line of work.  2000 hours of work, which is equivalent to one year of full-time work is usually standard for this requirement.

The State of Connecticut also requires that those seeking a CPA license have met the following requirements:

  • That all CPA license applicants have received a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies, or equivalent to that status as determined by the board.
  • That the CPA license applicant has completed a minimum of 36 semester hours in accounting.
  • That the CPA License applicant has completed 30 semester hours in economics and business administration.

To read more of about Connecticut’s CPA requirements, visit the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy page.

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