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Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Alabama CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part UWorld CPA Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in Alabama


Baccalaureate degree is required.
120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours are required to sit for the CPA exam.
At least 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate.
At least 24 semester or equivalent quarter hours in business courses.

View Other Alabama Education Requirements.


US citizenship is required.

Alabama residency is not required.


Minimum age: 19 Years Old

Exam Fees:

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $254.80
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $254.80
Regulation (REG) $254.80
Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) $254.80
Information Systems and Controls (ISC) $254.80
Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP) $254.80
Total: $1,019.20

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts
you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

CPA License Requirements in AL


150 semester hours

Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

1 or 2 years of work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

US Citizenship required.

Getting your CPA license in Alabama can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Alabama State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.

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