Indiana CPA Requirements

A CPA is a certified public accountant who is licensed by a state board of accountancy.

To earn the prestige associated with the CPA license, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience.

The two most important aspects of becoming a CPA are passing the Uniform CPA Exam and meeting licensing requirements in the state where you want to practice.

Indiana CPA licensure Requirements – Overview
Educational Hours Required for LicensureSemester Hours
Residency RequiredU.S. citizen or legal resident
Degree RequiredBachelor’s or Master’s
Minimum AgeNot required
Application Fee$85.00
Additional RequirementsIndiana Board of Accountancy Site

Educational Hours Required for licensure

The Certified Public Accountant certification is one of the most prestigious professional certifications available. It indicates that the accountant has satisfied a demanding set of educational, professional, and ethical standards. In addition, candidates must pass the rigorous CPA exam in order to earn the distinction of this credential. Before candidates can sit for the exam, they must satisfy their Indiana CPA requirements and qualifications. Each state has its own set of eligibility requirements for the CPA licensure, which should not be confused with CPA exam requirements. Below we will be discussing the requirements for the state of Indiana.

Minimum age required

Minimum age not required. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or legally present in the United States.

Professional Ethics

Candidates who have successfully passed the examination will be required to complete the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s continuing professional educational course “Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course On-Demand (For Licensure).”

Fees

$85 for the individual application and $130 for firm annual permit.

Work Experience

The candidate will have 36 months from the time all test sections are passed to obtain a total of 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours of post secondary education that must include

A firm license process

Each firm and office thereof established or maintained for the practice of public accountancy in this State shall register with the Board within 30 days after it is opened, and annually thereafter, on a form prescribed by the Board.

Each office shall be under the direct supervision of a resident manager who must be registered with this Board and the holder of a valid annual permit.

Indiana CPA firm Registration

Additional Information

While we do our best to keep all of this information up to date you are welcome to visit and or contact that Indiana Board of Accountancy with any other questions you might have.

Indiana State Board of Public Accountancy
Address: Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana Board of Accountancy
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2700
Phone: (317) 234-8800
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Email: pla14@pla.in.gov
Web: www.in.gov
CPA Certification form: Indiana CPA Certification Form
Annual Registration form: Indiana Annual Registration Form

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