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Connecticut CPA Exam Requirements


For Candidates in Connecticut that have not Taken the Uniform CPA Exam

The Connecticut Board of Accountancy maintains five distinct program areas that make up the regulatory environment for CPAs in the state:

  • Examination
  • Licensing
  • Quality review
  • Regulation
  • Continuing education
  • Discipline

Education Requirements

Applicants for the Uniform CPA Exam in Connecticut ARE NOT required to have 150 semester hours of college credit in order to sit for the exam.

*Today’s CPAs are expected to look beyond the numbers and serve as strategic leaders in business. Capella University offers online programs at two levels that provide a business education while also giving you the accounting skills you need to prepare for the Uniform CPA Exam:

*Accredited online master’s programs in accounting are helping to make the 150 semester hours required for a CPA license more accessible than ever. The AICPA recognizes Master of Science in Accounting programs as providing bachelor’s degree holders with the most direct path to earning the additional credit hours required for CPA licensure.

Connecticut’s CPA Exam applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting commission or its equivalent as determined by the Connecticut Board of Accountancy. The degree program must include:

  • At least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in accounting
  • 24 semester hours in accounting-related courses like economics or finance
  • A business law course is required

General Requirements

Connecticut does not have any citizenship, age or residency requirements for CPA Exam applicants.

Examination Fee Requirements

In addition to an application fee of $135, candidates must pay a separate fee for each of the exam’s four sections. Candidates may take one, two, three or all four sections of the exam at one sitting. The Notice to Schedule expires six months from the date it is issued.

Total fees for all four sections are $743.20. Individual section fees in Connecticut are:

  • Auditing and Attestation (AUD) – $195.35
  • Business Environment & Concepts (BEC) – $176.25
  • Finance Accounting & Reporting (FAR) – $195.35
  • Regulation – $176.25

The Uniform CPA Examination is administered by Prometric. Testing centers in Connecticut are located in the following cities:

  • Glastonbury
  • Norwalk

It is necessary to pass all four sections with a score of 75 percent or better.

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