Alaska allows CPA candidates to sit for the exam before they graduate, specifically, within 18 credit hours of graduation.

They also allow non-accounting degree holders to sit for the exam (provided they have 1 year of public accounting experience), but you will need 150 credit hours and 2 years of relevant experience in order to get a license.

Alaska CPA Exam Requirements

1. Education Requirements To Sit For The Exam:

  • Bachelor degree or above
  • Fulfill any one of the condition below:
    • Degree in Accounting: at least 15 credit hours of accounting courses;
    • Degree with concentration in Accounting: 24 credit hours of accounting, 3 hours of business law, 3 hours of economics and 3 hours of math/statistics/computer science;
    • Degree-in-progress in Accounting: 15 semester units in accounting and 18 or less credit hours remaining before graduation; or
    • Non-Accounting Degree (with <15 credit hour of accounting courses): 1 year of public accounting experience

Note: may sit for the exam before they graduate, specifically, within 18 credit hours of graduation

2. Additional Requirements To Get CPA License:

Education

  • 150 semester units from an accredited university or institution

Experience

  • 2 years of relevant experience deemed appropriate by the Board
  • I emailed Alaska State Board for further clarification on the above but they did not provide me a specific answer. I believe you will need to shown your own experience and ask if this could be deemed qualified.

Ethics Qualifications

  • Passing of the CPA Ethics Exam administered by the AICPA.

3. Residency & Age Requirements:

  • US citizenship not required
  • Alaska residency not required
  • Minimum age: none
  • SSN is generally required but for those who don’t (e.g. because you don’t live in the US) you can fill out this waiver form

4. Fees:

  • First-timers: $723 (4 CPA exam fees) + $150 (initial application fee)

5. Continuing Education Requirement

CPE is required for license holders.

Contact:

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

  • Email:[email protected]
  • Phone: 907-465-3811
  • Fax: 907-465-2974