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CPA Licensure Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting degree programs are designed to lead to licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.  Before enrolling in a program at Liberty University, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding licensure for their particular state.  Each state’s education, experience, and exam requirements are outlined on each state’s Board of Accountancy website or on the website for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

 

Students should be aware of the following before enrolling in one of Liberty University’s accounting programs:

  • State regulations regarding the type and number of academic courses required to meet the minimum education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam and become licensed.
  • State regulations regarding the type and number of experience hours required to meet the minimum experience requirement to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • State regulations and requirements for online accounting programs.
  • State regulations restricting licensure opportunities if an applicant has had a previous felony or misdemeanor conviction.

 

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