Florida CPA Requirements
Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Florida? 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 Florida, 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 Florida CPA requirements.
Please note that obtaining a CPA license in FL 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 Florida
- Baccalaureate’s degree is required.
- 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
Florida State Requirements & Education Options
Total Required Hours to Sit for Exam: 120 Semester hours or 180 Quarter hours
Total Upper Division Accounting Hours: 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours to include the following: Taxation, Auditing, Financial, and Cost.
Total Upper Division General Business Hours: 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours to include three (3) semester hours or four (4) quarter hours of business law.
One microeconomics, one macroeconomics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the general business requirement, but not the business law requirement. However, elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Neither are courses for non-accounting majors and any MBA courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting.
US citizenship is not required.
Florida residency is not required.
NO Age Requirement
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CPA License Requirements in Florida
Continuing education is required.
1 year of relevant work experience supervised by active CPA licensee in the US.
Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.
Getting your CPA license in Florida can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Florida State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.