Vermont CPA Requirements

How to become a CPA in the state of Vermont…

How to become a CPA in Vermont?

If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide on becoming a CPA in Vermont, this page is precisely what you need. It contains information on examination, licensing, and license renewal rules and processes in the state.

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Overview of Vermont Requirements


Semester Units


in Application fees


Year of Experience


Residency or 

Citizenship Requirements


International Exam Program


Ethics Exam

Vermont CPA requirement details:

Credit Requirements: Applicants must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit, including 30 hours in accounting courses covering the following subject matters:

  • Financial or Managerial Accounting – six semester hours 
  • Auditing – three semester hours 
  • Taxation – three semester hours 
  • The U.S. Business Law – three semester hours

Minimum degree: Baccalaureate.

Additional Requirements: None.

Educational Requirement: Candidates must complete 150 semester hours of education to obtain a license, including 30 hours in accounting courses required to sit for the exam. 

Experience Requirements: Candidates must earn at least one year or 2,080 hours of supervised accounting experience in government, industry, public practice, or academia to receive a license. 

Ethics Exam: Yes – the AICPA Exam with a score of 90% or higher is required. 

Social Security Requirements: Yes

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Minimum Age: 18 years.

Citizenship: Applicants don’t need Vermont residency or U.S. citizenship. 

More Requirements: None.

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy 

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Please use the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Online Contact Form for further assistance.

Initial application fee: $170

Registration fee: $85

Re-examination fees: applicants must pay a registration fee of $85 and an examination fee for each exam section retaken. 

AUD: $238.15

FAR: $238.15

REG: $238.15

BEC: $238.15

Total: $1,207.60 

All fees are non-refundable.

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy requires all licensees to renew their permits to practice on a biennial basis.

Vermont CPAs must complete 80 CPE hours per a two-year reporting period ending on July 30, including four hours of ethics courses and eight hours of auditing courses.

Please see the Vermont Board of Public Accountancy or the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants pages for more information. 

For more information on Vermont’s CPA Exam educational and legal requirements, please visit the NASBA website

Note: Please see the Accountancy Statutes, Rules, and Resources page for a better understanding of Vermont’s public accountancy policies.

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