Indiana CPA Requirements

How to become a CPA in the state of Indiana…

How to become a CPA in Indiana?

Each state’s CPA Exam eligibility requirements vary, so checking the details is crucial before applying to avoid rejection. If you want to sit for the CPA examination in Indiana, read this guide for comprehensive educational, experience, and legal requirement information.

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Overview of Indiana Requirements


Semester Units


in Application fees


Months of Experience


Residency or 

Citizenship Requirements


International Exam Program


Ethics Exam

Indiana CPA requirement details:

Credit Requirements: Although many states allow students to take the CPA Exam with 120 credit hours, Indiana CPA applicants must meet the 150-credit hour requirement to sit for the exam, including 24 hours in accounting at the undergraduate or 15 hours at the graduate level. Additionally, students must complete at least 24 hours of business administration or economics study at the undergraduate or above level. 

Minimum degree: Baccalaureate

Additional Requirements: None.

Educational Requirement: At least 150 credit hours, including 24 hours at the undergraduate or 15 hours at the graduate level accounting study and 24 hours of business administration or economics study. 

Experience Requirements: Indiana CPA license applicants must obtain 24 months of full-time employment as an employee or intern in an accounting firm, an employee in an advisory or consulting services position, or an employee in an accounting or financial position in a government, industry, or non-profit organization. Indiana’s Board of Accountancy also accepts accounting teaching experience in a college or university. 

Ethics Exam: No

Social Security Requirements: Yes

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Citizenship: There is no citizenship or residency requirement for Indiana CPA applicants, but international students must present a NASBA credential evaluation. 

More Requirements: None.

Indiana State Board of Accountancy 

Indiana Government Center S.

402 West Washington Street,

Room w072

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2246

Phone: 317-234-8800

Fax: 317-233-4236

Email: [email protected]

Indiana CPA renewal cycles last for three years. The current cycle ends on June 30, 2024.

Most Indiana CPAs must complete 120 hours of CPE every three years to maintain their license, including four hours in ethics.

To learn more about Indiana’s CPA examination and licensing, visit the Indiana CPA Society or the Indiana State Board of Accountancy website. 

A quick guide for Indiana’s CPA examination educational requirements can be found here

Note: Read the 2017 Indiana Code, Title 25, Professions and Occupations, Article 2.1, Accountants for a better understanding of Indiana’s CPA licensing and examination rules.

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