That is, what are the educational requirements to qualify to sit for the CPA exam?
The education that is required before applying for the CPA examination as a Louisiana candidate is summarized below. Regardless of the degree earned, the specified accounting courses (24 semester hours or 21 graduate hours) and business coursework (24 hours including the required 3 hours of specified business law) must be completed.
SUMMARY OF EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- At least 150 semester hours of college credit earned at accredited university(ies)
- A bachelor’s or higher degree awarded by an accredited university.
- The college accreditation must be from one of the six “regional associations” of colleges
- The applicant must have completed:
The required ACCOUNTING courses (see listing below –if undergraduate: 24 semester hours, above the principles level, with a number of accounting hours and courses specified by name; if grad level: 21 hours), and 24 semester hours of BUSINESS courses — including the required business law courses.