The CPA designation distinguishes licensed accounting professionals committed to protecting the public interest.
As a Certified Public Accountant, you are considered a trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals. All CPAs are accountants, but not all accountants are CPAs. Find the information and resources you need to become obtain a CPA designation below.
To obtain licensure, there are 3 categories of requirements.
Exam or Uniform CPA Examination
Licenses gives the right to practice public accounting. Each state has its own set of requirements for licensure.
Gaining your license
Maintaining your license
To become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you must pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
Apply for the exam
Prepare for the exam
Taking the exam