Louisiana CPA Exam Requirements

28 May 2015

CPA Exam Requirements


Louisiana CPA Exam Requirements

Age Requirement: None

Citizenship Requirement: Yes

Residency Requirement: Yes

Social Security Number Requirement: Yes

Louisiana CPA Exam Education Requirements

Education Requirement for Licensure: 150 hours (including B.A.)

Participates in International Examination Program: Yes

Hours in accounting: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting

Exam sitting requirements: 150 hours (must complete education requirement prior to sitting for exam)

Experience requirements: 1 year experience in government, industry, academia or public practice.

Ethics exam: No ethics exam


The exam applicant must have maintained continuous residency in Louisiana for 120 days within one year preceding the application date to take the examination.

No residence requirement for licensure.

Pre-Evaluation Service

Louisiana offers pre-evaluation as an optional service. A pre-evaluation will identify any academic deficiencies in your education before you submit a first-time application for the Exam. To begin the pre-evaluation process, please visit CPA Central. You must create a CPA Central user account before you can submit your pre-evaluation application online.

Send any additional required information or documents to:

CPA Examination Services – LA

PO Box 198469

Nashville, TN 37219

Materials to be Submitted with Application

Official transcript(s). Submission by you or school to CPAES.

Affidavit for Course Substitution, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.

Course descriptions, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.

Signed References Form. Submission by you to CPAES.

International Evaluation, if applicable. Submission by you or evaluation agency to CPAES.

ADA Accommodation Form, if applicable. Submission by you to CPAES.

Please allow two to four weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.

Louisiana CPA Exam Fees

All first-time applicants are required to pay both an application fee and an examination fee upon submission of the first-time application. All re-examination candidates are required to pay both a registration fee and an examination fee at the time of registration.

You are able to apply for one or more sections of the examination at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next nine months.

Application Fee $150.00

Examination Fees

Auditing and Attestation (AUD) $192.03

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)          $172.51

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)             $192.03

Regulation (REG)              $172.51

Registration fees

4 examination sections  $75.00

3 examination sections  $75.00

2 examination sections  $75.00

1 examination section    $75.00

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants

Ann Lupo

Phone Number: 504-464-1040

In State Toll Free800-288-5272

Address: 2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 500, Kenner, LA 70062-4739

Email: alupo@lcpa.org

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana

Phone Number: 504-566-1244

Fax Number: 504-566-1252

Pan American Life Center

Address: 601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770, New Orleans, LA 70130

Email: sitemaster@cpaboard.state.la.us

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