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CPA Exam Requirements
What's required?

If you are interested in sitting for the CPA Exam in Indiana, you must meet Indiana’s education requirements. While other states may allow students to sit for the CPA Exam at 120-credit hours, currently in Indiana, students are not eligible to sit for the CPA Exam until they’ve met the 150-credit hour requirement.

The Indiana Board of Accountancy has started the process to allows students to sit at 120, however until the rule is promulgated, students must wait until they’ve earned the 150-credit hours. We expect this to be a lengthy process and will keep students, candidates and educators updated on developments.

To apply for the Uniform CPA Examination in Indiana, you must meet ONE of the following requirements:

 

  1. Earned 150 semester hours in general education which must include a graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Board, and completed:

    • at least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate level or 15 semester hours in accounting at the graduate level or an equivalent combination thereof which must include courses covering the following subjects:
      • financial accounting,
      • auditing,
      • taxation,
      • managerial accounting; and


    • at least 24 semester hours in business administration and economics courses, other than accounting courses, at the undergraduate or graduate level, which may include:
      • up to six semester hours of business and tax law courses
      • up to six semester hours of computer science courses


  2. Earned 150 semester hours in general education which must include a baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Board; and completed:


    • at least 24 semester hours in business administration and economics courses, other than accounting courses, which may include:
      • financial accounting,
      • auditing,
      • taxation,
      • managerial accounting; and


    • at least 24 semester hours in business administration and economics courses, other than accounting courses, which may include:
      • up to six semester hours of business and tax law courses
      • up to six semester hours of computer science courses

 

All educational transcript(s), Certificates of Enrollment, and/or international evaluation reports are required to be submitted at the time of application to CPA Examination Services directly from the academic institution(s).

 

NOTE: You will be required to have a U.S. Social Security Number to be licensed in the state of Indiana.