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CPA Certification

I passed the CPA exam out of college, 20+ years ago. I have never worked in public accounting, but have worked in accounting all of that time. Would I have to take the exam again to get certified?


Charles Schrock
Title: SVP
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP, Inland Bank and Trust) |

I suggest checking with your particular state's board of accountancy. There's contact info here:

Renee Jaenicke
Title: Director of Internal Audit
Company: Renown Health
(Director of Internal Audit, Renown Health) |

I passed the CPA exam in 1994 in Kansas and was considered certified but not licensed. When I started working for my current employer, they wanted me to get licensed. We can use this as a recruiting tool to say that individuals who pass their CPA can get licensed by working in Internal Audit. Got my Nevada license about three years ago.

I did not have to re-take the exam, but did have to take 156 hours of CPE on my own time, have my work evaluated by an independent party, and presented before the Board of Accountancy.

Each state's requirements are different, so checking with your State Board of Accountancy is your best best, as Charles noted above.


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