Requirements for CPA Licensure (Florida):
The State of Florida requires 150 credit hours in order to obtain a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Flagler College’s current accounting curriculum is designed to meet the requirements to qualify to take the CPA examination (i.e., 120 hours), but not for licensure. Additional courses can be taken at Flagler College to satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement for licensure. To do so, the student must complete three additional accounting credit hours by taking one of the following courses:
Also, in addition to the general business courses required for the accounting major, the student must take twelve additional general business education credits, which include courses in business, economics, finance, computers or statistics (computers and statistics limited to six hours each) that are upper level courses (300 or 400 level). This requirement would be reduced for any general business education electives taken as an undergraduate.
After the accounting and general business education credits have been satisfied, the student must take an additional amount of elective credits to complete the 150 hours. We encourage students to take courses that would be beneficial in the career they are seeking.
Although most states require 150 hours for licensure, the required specified courses may differ from Florida. A student who desires to obtain licensure in a state other than Florida needs to review the information provided by the state’s board of public accountancy.