CPA Exam Registration Requirements

Education Requirements (If you first sat for the Uniform CPA exam on or after January 1, 2016)

Credit Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree Minimum Degree Requirement: Baccalaureate Additional Requirements:

  • At least 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (excluding introductory hours) at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level which includes:
    • Financial Accounting – 9 hours
    • Auditing – 3 hours
    • Taxation – 6 hours
    • Management Accounting – 3 hours
    • Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting – 3 hours
  • At least 3 semester hours of Business Law (Concentration in Uniform Commercial Code)
  • At least 24 semester hours in business courses (other than accounting courses) at the undergraduate or graduate level from among the following subject areas: economics; legal and social environment of business; business law (in addition to the three hours required above); marketing; finance; organization, group, and individual behavior; quantitative applications in business; communication skills, and business ethics.

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required Minimum Age: 19 Additional Requirements: Applicants are not required to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state  

Application Fees

CPA Courses Cost
Initial Application or Transfer of Credit $120.00
Re-examination Application $75.00
Audit and Attestation (AUD) $208.40
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $208.40
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $208.40
Regulation (REG) $208.40


Alabama State Board of Accountancy Contact Information

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy PO Box 300375 Montgomery, AL 36130-0375 Phone: 334-242-5700 Fax: 334-242-2711 Toll-free: 1-800-435-9743 Connect with:  

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