Connecticut CPA Requirements

How to become a CPA in the state of Connecticut…

How to become a CPA in Connecticut?

Applicants must meet certain criteria to become eligible for the CPA Exam in Connecticut. This page provides comprehensive information on Connecticut’s CPA Exam and licensing requirements.

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Overview of Connecticut Requirements


Semester Units


in Application fees


Weeks of Experience


Residency or 

Citizenship Requirements


International Exam Program


Ethics Exam

Connecticut CPA requirement details:

Credit Requirements: a minimum of 120 hours, including 46 semester hours in accounting and related subject study. Of those 46 hours, 24 must be in the study of general accounting and 22 in related subjects such as law, finance, and economics. 

Minimum degree: Baccalaureate.

Additional Requirements: None.

Educational Requirement: at least 150 hours, including 36 hours in accounting, 30 hours in economics and business administration, and 24 hours in any other subject credits. 

Experience Requirements: 104 Weeks (two years) of work experience obtained under a licensed CPA’s supervision who has been standing with the Connecticut State Board of Accounting for a minimum of three years. 

Ethics Exam: Yes – applicants must pass the AICPA Professional Ethics for CPAs self-study exam with a passing score of at least 90%. 

Social Security Requirements: Yes

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Citizenship: U.S. citizenship or Connecticut state residency is not mandatory. 

More Requirements: None.

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy 

30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106


Initial application fee: $170

Re-examination fees: All candidates must pay an application fee of $170 plus an examination fee upon application. 

AUD: $238.15

FAR: $238.15

REG: $238.15

BEC: $238.15

Total: $1,122.60

All fees are non-refundable.

Connecticut CPA license must be renewed annually. It expires on December 31 of each year.

Connecticut CPAs must complete 40 hours of CPE annually between July 1 and June 30 with the exception of the first year they are licensed. Additionally, they must complete four hours of ethics CPE every three years.

Learn more by visiting the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy page or the Connecticut Society of CPAs website

Detailed information for CPA applicants can be found in CTCPA’s Guide to Becoming a CPA in Connecticut

Note: For a deeper comprehension of Connecticut CPA laws, see Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 389 Public Accountants.

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