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.
|Oklahoma CPA licensure Requirements – Overview|
|Educational Hours Required for Licensure||150 Semester Hours|
|Residency Required||U.S. citizen or legal resident|
|Degree Required||Bachelor’s or Master’s|
|Minimum Age||Not required|
|Additional Requirements||Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with 150 semester hours including:
- 76 hours of upper-level division course credit
- 30 hours of upper-level accounting courses including at least one course in auditing or assurance
- auditing or assurance course must have a concentration on external auditing standards
- 9 semester hours of upper-level division related course credit in any or all of the subjects of:
- business management
- business law
- business communication
- risk management
- financial information systems
- computer science
Minimum age required
Minimum age not required. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or legally present in the United States.
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).”
$100 for the individual application.
The candidate will have one year of experience is required. Experience shall be defined by the board by rule and shall include providing a type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills, and be satisfied through work experience in government, industry, academia or public practice
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.
While we do our best to keep all of this information up to date you are welcome to visit and or contact that Oklahoma Board of Accountancy with any other questions you might have.
Oklahoma State Board of Public Accountancy
Address: 201 NW 63rd Street, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 521-2397
Fax: (405) 521-3118
CPA Certification form: Oklahoma CPA Certification Form
Annual Registration form: Oklahoma Annual Registration Form