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What You Need to Know

Information for New Licensees:

Education Requirements: Sitting for the CPA Exam and Getting Licensed in Indiana
You’ve likely already done a lot academically, but what “counts” for the purposes of education requirements to sit for the CPA Exam? Download Tip Sheet #1

Applying for the CPA License in Indiana
Once you are ready to apply for the CPA license in Indiana (yessss!), the process is finally quite simple. Download Tip Sheet #5

Maintaining Your CPA License in Indiana
Now that you’ve—at long last!—earned your CPA license, you need to maintain it. You will need to participate in ongoing professional development each year and for each 3rd year reporting cycle. Download Tip Sheet #6

CPA Exam & Licensing Cheat Sheet: Organizations to Know
Here is a quick list of the organizations involved in the Exam/licensure process and how they can help you. Download Tip Sheet #7

Are you looking for information about applying and/or taking the CPA Exam? We have a lot of helpful information about the CPA Exam here.



Information for CPA License Renewal:

Even though your Indiana CPA license does not expire until June 30, 2024, it is never too early to make sure your information is correct with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA).

Additional questions? Contact the Society at 1-800-272-2054 or (317) 726-5000.

Education Requirements

Education Requirements

* Effective October 22, 2016, licensees may meet their Ethics requirement by successfully completing a competency-based course or through Ethics-related volunteer work.


**Based on individual firm’s entry into governmental accounting. Consult the Yellow Book Reporting Requirements for specific information.


Need More Information?

Indiana Board of Accountancy

Visit the Indiana Board of Accountancy or contact the Indiana Board of Accountancy at (317) 234-8800 or


Yellow Book

Visit or contact the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 512-4800.



Visit or call 1-888-777-7077.

Have You Recently Obtained Your License?

872 IAC 1-3-16 Prorated continuing education requirements for holders of certificates granted during a reporting period


Authority: IC 25-2.1-2-15                    Affected: IC 25-2.1-4-5

Sec. 16. The following table establishes the number of CPE hours that a licensee must obtain for the three (3) year reporting period in progress at the time of the issuance or reactivation of a certificate under section 8, 14, or 14.5 of this rule, and it also establishes the minimum hours required in the calendar year of the issuance or reactivation:


Prorated CPE requirements chart


Contact IPLA to confirm special requirements for A&A and Ethics.


*For purposes of this section, “N/A” means that there is no specifically stated requirement for the year of issuance or reactivation because the licensee would have to obtain the prorated CPE hours for the three (3) year reporting period.