Studying accounting theory is crucial for passing the CPA Exam, but so is learning about the eligibility requirements. Each state imposes strict eligibility criteria for applicants. If you want to become a CPA in Louisiana, read this page to determine whether you fit the requirements.
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Credit Requirements: Starting in 2016, applicants for Louisiana’s CPA Exam don’t have to meet the 150-credit hour educational requirement under Act 553. However, they must complete at least 120 credit hours, including 24 hours in accounting and 24 hours in business-related subject study. Applicants must meet the 150-credit hour requirement over the course of five years from the moment of examination to obtain a license.
Minimum degree: Baccalaureate or higher degree in any major.
Additional Requirements: None.
Educational Requirement: Louisiana CPA license applicants must complete 150 credit hours or the equivalent in quarter hours, including 24 hours in business subjects and 24 hours in graduate or undergraduate-level accounting courses covering the following topics:
Experience Requirements: To become a CPA in Louisiana, one must obtain a 2,000-hour full-time work experience over the course of no less than 12 months under a licensed CPA’s supervision. The experience must involve the use of management advisory, tax, consulting, attest, or accounting skills.
Ethics Exam: No
Social Security Requirements: Yes
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130
Office hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – CST
Phone: (504) 566-1244
Fax: (504) 566-1252
email: [email protected]
Louisiana CPAs must complete 80 CPE hours over a two-year rolling period, with 40 hours every year.
To learn more, visit the website of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants or the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana.
Note: For an in-depth understanding of Louisiana’s CPA policies, read Louisiana Accountancy Act 2016.