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Important Changes to Academic Requirement for the CPA Examination


Effective July 1, 2016,  an Examination candidate will only need to secure 3 hours in Business Law instead of 6 which were previously needed to meet the academic requirement specified by Rule.   Additionally, 30 semester hours are now needed in accounting courses instead of the previous 27-hour requirement.

Effective July 1, 2018, the number of semester hours needed in Taxation will increase from 3 hours to 6 hours.

During the transition period, until academic changes are fully implemented on July 1, 2018, a candidate may use a second Business Law course as part of the 30 accounting hours required or he/she may secure 30 accounting hours (with the additional 3-hour course preferably in Taxation).

If anyone has questions regarding the academic changes, please feel free to contact the Board office. (304) 558-3557  wvboa@wv.gov

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