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Connecticut State Board of Accountancy

Also please visit the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy for more details on the Connecticut State CPA exam requirements. It is another extremely helpful and informative website. It is the most reliable CPA website for requirements because it is the website for the actual entity that establishes these guidelines.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is a tool utilized by government and other organizations to help professionals maintain and improve their professional knowledge. It is the responsibility of the licensee to find CPE, take it, and report it.

In Connecticut, licensees are required to take 40 hours of continuing professional education per year. CPE reports are due to the State Board of Accountancy by July 31 for the CPE year July 1 through June 30. Reporting is on form SBA-3 Continuing Education Report Form.

Licensure in the State of Connecticut

Fees and Forms

The forms necessary to obtain an initial certificate, registration of a certificate and/or license are:

SBA –11 – General application – Initial Certificate: $75 fee, Initial Certificate and Certificate Registration: $95, Initial Certificate and Initial CPA License: $150
SBA – 12 – Experience verification – no fee.
Holders of CPA certificates who later wish to register their certificate must fill out form SBA-2: $20 fee
Holders of CPA certificates who later wish to obtain a CPA license must fill out form SBA-5: $75 fee
CPA licenses and registrations must be renewed annually by Dec. 31 for the upcoming year: $450 license renewal fee, $20 registration fee

Licensure in the State of Connecticut

Connecticut CPA License

Licensing creates a threshold to regulate the activity of the profession. A Connecticut CPA License is required by all firm owners to practice public accountancy in Connecticut.

Licensure in the State of Connecticut

Connecticut Certificate Registration
The registration of a certificate with Connecticut’s State Board of Accountancy allows the holder to call himself or herself a CPA and use the credential under two circumstances:

As a staff member of a firm (not an owner) using the CPA credential in communications with clients and others. However, the credential may not be used to sign off on tax returns or financial statements, or
For a person who is not in public accounting but wants to use the CPA credential.

There is no Continuing Professional Education requirement by the State Board of Accountancy to maintain a registered certificate. Registration and payment is due annually in December for the upcoming calendar year.

Licensure in the State of Connecticut

What is a Connecticut CPA Certificate and how is it obtained?

Application must be made to Connecticut’s State Board of Accountancy to receive an initial certificate. The CPA certificate is the lowest threshold of licensure. The CPA certificate does not give the holder the ability to use the CPA title or practice public accountancy in the State of Connecticut.

Don't forget - you'll need an official transcript from your school for the application!

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