Connecticut CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Connecticut? Each state or region in the United States has a different set of requirements in order to sit for the test. If you are considering Connecticut, you should first understand if you meet all of the necessary qualifications including education, residency, and age requirements. Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Connecticut CPA requirements.

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in CT may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2019.

CPA Exam Requirements in Connecticut


  • Baccalaureate degree is required.
  • 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • 150 semester hours is required to license

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Connecticut State Requirements & Education Options

If you meet the criteria below, you shall be eligible to apply for the examination as a first-time candidate:

You are a graduate of a regionally accredited college or university approved by the Board with a bachelor’s degree, with at least 46 semester hours in the study of accounting and related subjects, including, but not limited to:

  • Business law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Of which at least 24 semester hours shall be in the study of accounting

All educational requirements must be met at the time of application. All educational transcript(s) and/or foreign evaluations are required to be submitted to CPAES. You may submit official school transcripts and/or foreign evaluations separately or included with your first-time application.


US citizenship is not required.
Connecticut residency is not required.


NO age requirements.

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $135.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $968.60

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking.

Contact Information:
Connecticut State Board of Public Accountancy
Phone: 860-713-6000

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103

CPA License Requirements in Connecticut


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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