“As an international candidate, which states are best to apply to take the CPA Exam?”
There are a number of U.S. states and territories that do not require American citizenship or residency to qualify to take the CPA Exam or obtain certification. Those states are:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (state), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
(A general summary of the CPA requirements by state can be downloaded from the NASBA Licensure and Practice webpage).
Selecting the right state is time-consuming and can sometimes be complicated. Keep in mind that each state sets its own educational requirements, so you will need to find a state whose requirements match your post-secondary educational background.
The Good News!
CPAexcel’s State Selection Consultants have helped hundreds of candidates find the best state in which to take the CPA exam. They can also help you know your eligibility status which will save you a lot of time in the long run.
CPAexcel can also provide you with help in choosing an evaluator, assist with the CPA Exam application process, help with exam scheduling and evaluate your school transcripts.
All these services are FREE to CPAexcel students. Please visit our International Candidates page. Our state selection expert, Leslie-Anne Rogers, has successfully helped many candidates navigate this path.
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