To obtain a CPA license in Alabama, you must meet certain eligibility criteria that might not
match those imposed by other states. This guide contains all the information you need about
the requirements for becoming a CPA in Alabama.
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Years of Experience
International Exam Program
120-semester units to sit for the exam, including a Baccalaureate degree with a concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate
Additional Requirements: 24 Semester hours of Accounting (upper division 300 level or higher undergraduate and/or graduate level)
CPA applicants must be at least 19 years old
Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours to obtain the license, including 33 semester hours in Accounting and 27 semesters in business
The CPA exam candidate has 36 months from passing the CPA Exam to obtain additional education requirements.
Experience Requirments: 1 year in public accounting OR 2 years in the accounting industry, business, government, or college teaching )or a combination of these industries)
Ethics Exam: No
Social Security Requirements: Yes
Participates in Internal Exam Program: No
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required
More Requirements: It is not required to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state
Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130-0375
Initial application or Transfer of Credit: No fee
Re-examination Application: No fee
Note that all fees are non-refundable.
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Alabama CPA licenses are renewed annually from October 1 to September 30.
Licensed CPA’s in Alabama must report 40 hours of CPE each fiscal year (October 1 to September 30). At least 8 of those hours must be Accounting & Auditing (A&A) and at least 2 hours must be in ethics.
Learn more by visiting the AICPA website.
Alabama quick guide: Guide