Steps in becoming a CPA in California
- Get your education in California- The basic education required for opting of the CPA education in California is 150 semester hours of college credit. This is mandatory to opt for the CPA course and license. This is wise to study in a California based university in order to get a smooth entry in the CPA course.
- Taking the uniform CPA examination- Once the aspirant has a Bachelors degree and the other requirements as per the guidelines of California Board of Accountancy or CBA, he or she can opt for the uniform CPA examination which is an entrance gateway to the course. The entire syllabi and the course materials are to be thoroughly studied. This is advisable to rehearse with the practice exam papers that will help the aspirants to be well aware of the pattern of the questions in the CPA examination.
- Gaining necessary experience- Once the CPA examination is successfully completed, the required experience is to be gathered by the aspirant to receive the license of CPA in California. This is necessary to complete 12 months of general experience and 500 hours attest experience in order to get the license.
- Getting the California CPA license- After meeting the required educational qualification requirements and after having the desired experience, the aspirant is ready to get the licence. The checklist is as follows:
- Staying updated with the professional education- Receiving the license is not the end. You have to keep on updating yourself with the add on courses from time to time in order to keep yourself updated. The new innovations and discoveries will be at your knowledge if you take add-on courses from time to time.
· Earning a Bachelor’s degree containing a total of 150 semester hours.
· Your college should mail the official college transcripts to the CBA examination unit.
· Completing the desired work experience.
· Submitting a passport size photo of yourself.
· Submitting the applicable admission fees.
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