CPA Educational Requirements


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Shilpa

Hi group,
I have a 3year degree in accounting and finance (B.Com to be specific)
from India. I am interested in taking the CPA exam here in California.
Does anyone know if my degree qualifies me to take the CPA exam? I am
trying to get my degree evaluated so that I will get a better idea.
But in the mean time, if there is anyone out there with a similar
background please reply.

Thanks,
-Shilpa
 
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Ron Todd

Hi group,
I have a 3year degree in accounting and finance (B.Com to be specific)
from India. I am interested in taking the CPA exam here in California.
Does anyone know if my degree qualifies me to take the CPA exam? I am
trying to get my degree evaluated so that I will get a better idea.
But in the mean time, if there is anyone out there with a similar
background please reply.

Thanks,
-Shilpa
You should direct your questions toward these people.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba/
 
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durand26

Hi Shilpa,

You need a 4 year degree to be allowed to sit the CPA exam in
California. But once you have the fourth year, you'll probably need to
do a CPA review course to bone up on California's tax & corporate
laws, as well as the other little idiosyncracies of American
accounting. Some American universities allow you a 4th study year
where a review course (eg Bisk) is part of the course, so you knock
over both at the same time. (I can't remember which uni it is, but if
you go to Bisk's website at www.cpaexam.com they'll tell you.)
However, American universities are hideously expensive places to
study. Perhaps it's cheaper to get a Grad Dip in India and take it
from there?
NB: In some countries, doing the local CPA equivalent gives you your
fourth year. I know this is true of Australia, but over here it takes
3 years to become Chartered, so it isn't worth it.
 

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