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Becoming a CPA in Connecticut

The new CPA Exam is here!

As part of the multi-year CPA Evolution initiative to modernize CPA licensure and testing to be more reflective of today's business environment, a new CPA Exam launched in January 2024.

Anyone who is still working through the CPA Exam will need to switch over to sitting for the new CPA Exam.

CTCPA's Guide to Becoming a CPA in Connecticut has been updated to reflect the latest changes.

With the new CPA Exam launched, we have released a new version of CTCPA's Guide to Becoming a CPA in Connecticut

Download the booklet or request your print copy by emailing Cindy Panioto at  

Become a CPA

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FAQs and Resources

Where can I find all the forms I need?

We've gathered everything in one place.  Here are all the forms and links you'll need. 

I have questions.  Who should I contact?

The CTCPA Membership Team is at the ready to help!  Reach out to us with any questions at or call 860-258-4800 and press 2.

There are a lot of organizations and companies you'll encounter along the way, between scheduling your exams and applying for your license. You can also check out this  reference guide of the key players.

How can CTCPA membership help me?

CTCPA student members get access to amazing scholarships and can save hundreds of dollars on popular CPA Exam review courses. We also offer you the education you'll need going forward to keep your license current, can introduce you to 6,000 CPAs across the state, and offer programs such as our popular Interview Day program to help you land a first job or internship. Student membership is free - Join today!

Where can I get an accounting degree in Connecticut?

Here are the colleges and universities in Connecticut with accounting programs recognized by the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy.

Where can I get scholarships to help pay for my education or taking the CPA Exam?

The CTCPA Accounting Scholarship Foundation exists help aspiring CPAs make their dreams reality, awarding more than $50,000 in scholarships annually. We've recently revamped our scholarships!  Find more information on the awards CTCPA Student Members can apply for to help you along your journey to CPA - from high school to college to sitting for the CPA Exam.  Not a CTCPA member?  Student membership is free - join today!


How can I find and save money on CPA Exam review courses? 

CTCPA student members can take advantage of exclusive discounts from top providers.  Learn more. 

How can I purchase the Ethics Exam?

Once you've got the degree, gained the experience, passed the exam... there's just one more step! You just need to pass the AICPA Professional Ethics for CPAs self-study exam (available for purchase, by members and nonmembers, from the CTCPA) with a score of 90 or better.

The ethics exam is an online product - you simply watch OnDemand videos and take the ethics exam online.

Are you thinking about becoming a CPA? The AICPA's CPA Exam booklet provides the latest guidance on the CPA Exam and licensure requirements, study options, potential career pathways, and more. Read the booklet >>