Welcome to the journey to becoming a Connecticut CPA!
The CPA credential can bring so much value to your career – opportunity, prestige, not to mention the potential to earn up to $1 million more over the course of your professional life! The path is well worth it, but it does come with hard work and attention to detail to make sure you meet all the requirements. That’s where the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) comes in!
We’ve learned so much answering questions from aspiring CPAs over the years that it just made sense to write it all down. So here it is – your five-step handbook to anything and everything you need to know about becoming a Connecticut CPA.
If you have questions, please reach out to the CTCPA Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-258-4800 and press 2.
FAQs and Resources
The CTCPA Membership Team is at the ready to help! Reach out to us with any questions at email@example.com 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.
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!
Here are the colleges and universities in Connecticut with accounting programs recognized by the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy.
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!
Download the 2021 CPA Exam Booklet for details and advice.
All parts of the exam are computerized and test your level of accounting knowledge.
There are four sections:
- Auditing and Attestation (AUD),
- Business Environment and Concepts (BEC),
- Regulation (REG), and
- Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR).
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.