FAQ

Q: What is the experience requirement for a permit to practice?

Public Accounting Experience: The Board designated the public accounting experience requirements as representing 4,000 hours in a period of not less than two years, under the direct supervision of a CPA with an active permit to practice, within a licensed, registered CPA firm.

Business, governmental, or academia experience requires 6,000 hours in a period of not less than three years under the direct supervision of a CPA with an active permit to practice.


Q: May I combine CPA firm and governmental experience?

Yes, with a total of 6,000 hours in at least three years required using both public and other types of experience.


Q: Can my experience under the supervision of a CPA in a private company be accepted for a license?

See above.


Q: How long does it normally take for the Board to issue an initial permit to practice?

Upon verification of completion of the experience requirement, it will take about ten business days. All initial permits must be approved by Board action, as well, before they are considered issued.