Becoming a CPA


To sit for the CPA Exam in Connecticut, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree (120 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university that includes:

  • At least 46 credit 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 credit hours 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 CPA 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.
  • These credits may be obtained at any time prior to applying for the CPA credential.


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