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Professional Licensure: Accounting

Accounting

Educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam are determined by the individual state boards of accountancy. Carroll College’s major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with the Masters of Accountancy (MACC) was designed to satisfy the curriculum requirements to sit for the CPA exam and the curriculum requirements to later become licensed as a CPA.

As disclosed in the table, a student at Carroll Collage should consider three possible scenarios to meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, depending upon the individual state requirements: (1) Accounting and Strategic Finance major is sufficient alone (2) major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with additional six credits (for example, six-credits of accounting internships or MACC courses), and (3) major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with the MACC.  International students at Carroll College may sit for the CPA exam in Montana. Please bear in mind that a state may only require an undergraduate degree to sit for the CPA exam, but may require 150 credits to become licensed as a CPA in that state. Those requirements may be met with Carroll College’s major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with the MACC, and that information is reflected in the table.

Carroll College is in the process of determining if the undergraduate program combined with the Masters of Accountancy meets the examination and licensure requirements in all states. Please review the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) links to information on CPA licensure requirements in all states for more information regarding educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam and educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.

Meets1 = Undergraduate major in Accounting and Strategic Finance alone meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam
Meets2  = Undegraduate major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with additional six credits (for example, either six-credits of accounting internships or MACC courses) meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam 
Meets3  = Undergraduate major in Accounting and Strategic Finance combined with the MACC meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam
StateMeets the requirements to sit for the CPA examMeets the educational requirements for state licensureDoes Not MeetUndetermined
AlabamaMeets2Meets3  
Alaska   X
ArizonaMeets1Meets3  
Arkansas   X
CaliforniaMeets2Meets3  
ColoradoMeets2Meets3  
Connecticut   X
Delaware   X
Florida   X
Georgia   X
Hawaii   X
IdahoMeets1Meets3  
IllinoisMeets3Meets3  
Indiana   X
IowaMeets3Meets3  
Kansas   X
Kentucky   X
Louisiana   X
Maine   X
MarylandMeets2Meets3  
Massachusetts   X
Michigan   X
MinnesotaMeets3Meets3  
Mississippi   X
Missouri   X
MontanaMeets2Meets3  
Nebraska   X
NevadaMeets2Meets3 X
New Hampshire   X
New Jersey   X
New Mexico   X
New York   X
North CarolinaMeets2Meets3  
North DakotaMeets2Meets3  
Ohio   X
Oklahoma   X
OregonMeets2Meets3  
Pennsylvania   X
Rhode Island   X
South Carolina   X
South DakotaMeets1Meets3  
Tennessee   X
TexasMeets3Meets3  
UtahMeets3Meets3  
Vermont   X
Virginia   X
WashingtonMeets3Meets3  
West Virginia   X
WisconsinMeets2Meets3  
WyomingMeets2Meets3  
American Samoa   X
District of Columbia   X
Guam   X
Northern Mariana Islands   X
Puerto Rico   X
U.S. Virgin Islands   X