Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Louisiana 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 Wiley CPAexcel 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 June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in Louisiana


Bachelor’s degree is required.
120 semester credit hours with an accounting concentration that includes intermediate accounting, cost accounting taxation, financial accounting, and auditing or an accounting major.
3 semesters of commercial law required.

View Other Louisiana Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
Louisiana residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$150.00

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

Contact Information:

State Board of CPAS of Louisiana
Phone: 504-566-1244
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras St., Ste. 1770
New Orleans, LA 70130

CPA License Requirements in LA


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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