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BECOMING A CONNECTICUT CPA: THE
"4 E'S"
Connecticut's requirements for certification include:
EDUCATION
To sit for the CPA Exam in Connecticut you'll need a bachelor's degree
(120 credit hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or
university that includes:
At least 46 semester hours in the study of accounting and related
subjects, including but not limited to business law, economics, and
finance;
At least 24 of those credit hours must be in the study of accounting.
To apply for your CPA credential in Connecticut you'll need an
additional 30 credits for a minimum of 150 credit hours of college
education.
A minimum of 36 credit hours must be in accounting (
this includes the
24 credit hours you submitted to take the exam);
Thirty credit hours must be in economics and business administration
(
this includes the 22 credit hours you submitted to take the exam);
At least 60 credit hours must be in general education. Excess
accounting courses will be considered.
For more information on how to complete your 150 credit
hour
requirement, please see page
87.
EXAM
All parts of the exam are computerized and test your level of accounting
knowledge.
A passing score is 75 percent or better
.
Once you sit for your first section of the exam, you have 18 months
to pass all four sections before you start to lose credit for previously
passed sections
.
There are four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD),
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Regulation (REG), and
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)
.
For more information on applying for and taking the CPA Exam please
see page
91.