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|Colorado's CPA Requirements|
|Disclosure: Please note that I do my best to keep these requirements up to date but seeing as there are more than 50 states and nations with individual requirements it is difficult for me to keep up with them all. Please verify each requirement with your state board of accountancy to ensure 100% accuracy and then post any errors in the comment box below to assist your fellow CPA'ers and I can update!|
|150 Hours Required to sit?||CO does NOT require 150 semester hours to sit for the exam. Only a Bachelors degree is required to sit for the exam.
Effective July 1, 2015: Need 150 hours to be granted certificate, but do not need 150 hours to sit for exam.
|Accounting Course Requirements||CO requires 27 semester hours of accounting, 3 of which are required to cover auditing that covers US GAAS. Additionally it is required that 21 of the hours pertain to specialized accounting.|
|Business Course Requirements||CO requires 21 semester hours excluding accounting hours in business related courses|
|Business Law Requirements||CO does not have a business law requirement|
|Ethics Exam||Required to take AICPA Ethics Exam|
|CPA License Requirements||
1) Get licenced by work experience:
|Need More Credit Hours?|
|CPAexcel Prep Courses|
|CPAexcel offers the University of North Alabama Professional Accounting Prep Program (all online courses) to assist you in meeting the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. They offer 8 3-credit hour accounting/business law courses. Each course is $475 per 3-credit hours which includes the cost of text books.
I have discussed this program with CPAexcel staff and the courses used incorporate technical material directly from their review course. So not only will you be getting course credit but you will be learning technical material that corresponds directly with the CPA exam.
You can read my comprehensive review of CPAexcel on the Top 10 CPA Review Course Comparison page
|If you want to learn more about CPAexcel's Course Prep Program you can follow this link: Earn University Accounting Credits|
|Roger CPA Prep Courses|
|Roger CPA offers an online review course that can count for up to 6 university credit hours. If you enroll in the Roger CPA Review for Academic Credit program you gain access to the Roger cyber campus program which has no residency requirement.
If you are looking for an efficient way to obtain your 150 hours then this is an ideal way to accomplish this requirement.
You can read my comprehensive review of Roger on the Top 10 CPA Review Course Comparison page
|You can find out more here: CPA Review for Academic Credit Program|
|Age & Residency Requirements|
|US Citizenship Required?||You are NOT Required for Colorado to be US Citizen to sit for the CPA exam|
|Residency of State Required?||Colorado does NOT require you to be a resident, employee, OR have an office in the state for you to take the CPA exam.|
|Minimum Age to Sit for the CPA Exam||Colorado does not have a minimum age requirement to sit for the CPA exam|
|CPA Exam Fees|
|Colorado has fairly standard exam fee rates. An advantage to Colorado is that there are no special fees related to retaking the exam.|
|Initial Application Fee:||$150|
|State Board Contacts Tab|
|Colorado State Board of Accountancy
1560 Broadway-Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
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|If you are interested in knowing more about how I passed the CPA exam or want to know more about being the best Public Accountant you can be then I recommend checking out my Accounting Blog here.|
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