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CPA Examination and Application Requirements

The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination is now a computer based exam. Currently, an applicant in Louisiana must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible to take the exam:


Bachelor's degree and 150 hours of college credit including:

Good character


Applicants must have maintained continuous residence in Louisiana for a period of one year within the two years immediately preceding the date of the scheduled examination.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Louisiana at Monroe fulfills all of the specific course requirementsdescribed above. However, to complete the 150-hour requirement, 30 hours above the BBA must be earned.

Visit the CPA Exam website.