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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Designation Notes

Offered and recognized by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four US Territories. Each state and jurisdiction has its own Board of Accountancy that grants CPA certification and licensure. For more information, go to AccountingEdu.org

Issuing Organization Boards of Accountancy
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites

See How to Become a CPA by State

Education Requirements

See How to Become a CPA by State

Examination Type

See How to Become a CPA by State

Continuing Education Requirements

See How to Become a CPA by State

Verification and Complaints
Check Designation Status Online

Contact the appropriate board of accountancy

Investor Complaint Process

Yes, by contacting the appropriate board of accountancy

Published List of Disciplined Designees

None