Question about becoming a CPA in "no experience required" states


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Manhattaner32

A friend at work asked me to post his question here. He has passed all
parts of the CPA examination in New York, but does not have the requisite
audit experience to become licensed in New York. His question is whether
there any "no experience required states" (i.e., Delaware, Montana) that
will license a non CPA who has not passed the exam in their state. And, if
so, does it matter how long ago he passed the exam (I think he passed some
time around 1997)?

He hopes to become a CPA this way rather than take the route of trying to
qualify in New York with non-public experience. I know it is possible, but
I told him that it's very difficult.

Matt P,
 
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Gina Song

Manhattaner32 said:
A friend at work asked me to post his question here. He has passed all
parts of the CPA examination in New York, but does not have the requisite
audit experience to become licensed in New York. His question is whether
there any "no experience required states" (i.e., Delaware, Montana) that
will license a non CPA who has not passed the exam in their state. And, if
so, does it matter how long ago he passed the exam (I think he passed some
time around 1997)?

He hopes to become a CPA this way rather than take the route of trying to
qualify in New York with non-public experience. I know it is possible, but
I told him that it's very difficult.

Matt P,
I suggest you go to New York state CPA society web site to get more
updated and accurate information regarding CPA licensure.

I know in California, you can still apply for a CPA license without
auditing experience as long as you don't want to sign a financial
report when you condut an audit. However, if you want to have
authorization to sign your name on the financial report, you must have
at least 500 audit hours while applying for a CPA license. In short,
you can be a CPA in either way in California: one is becoming a CPA
without authorization to sign financial reports (no audit experience
required), another one is with authorization to sign financial reports
(audit hours required).

You can check whether NY and CA states have the similiar requirements.

P.S. CPA certified exam credits can be transferred to another states.

G Song
 

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