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SLafourche07
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2008
1525 posts

Getting CPA License

I've finally passed the CPA exam after what seems like an eternity. So now I ask those in the know, what is my next step?

Will I receive an application in the mail, or do I have to call the State Boards?

TIA for any help


PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: Getting CPA License
You will receive a package in the mail and it will contain an accounting standards test that is on paper and ridiculously easy and you mail it back in. I did this in September FWIW. Congrats.


SLafourche07
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2008
1525 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Another test?!?!?

Thanks for the info and the congrats!


I don't think it's hit me yet that I won't have to wake up super early to study anymore.


PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Haha don't worry about it, seriously it's like 24 questions and they give you the standards to look up the answers. If you passed the real deal this is if no concern.

That will hit you soon, real soon!


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1hogfan
Arkansas Fan
AR
Member since Dec 2008
98 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Congrats on passing. I have had no better feeling in my career than the day that the exam was behind me.

Everything in life seemed better knowing that it was no longer hanging over my head.

Congrats again!


SLafourche07
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2008
1525 posts

re: Getting CPA License



I think it's finally starting to dawn on me that I can have a life again. I graduated from college and started taking the test a month or two later. In the time I've been studying I've gotten engaged. Gotten married. And bought a house. All the while not being able to enjoy going to work and coming home and doing what I want.

I'm very excited now.


BeYou
Baylor Fan
Waco
Member since Oct 2012
3345 posts

re: Getting CPA License


I don't have any information for you but just wanted to say congrats. I am working on my MAcc now and will be studying/taking the exam in the Spring and Summer of 2014.


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lsupride87
LSU Fan
Nashville
Member since Dec 2007
17909 posts

re: Getting CPA License
quote:

You will receive a package in the mail and it will contain an accounting standards test that is on paper and ridiculously easy and you mail it back in. I did this in September FWIW. Congrats.
Nah, assuming he passed in Louisiana there is no other test. Texas and other states have the additional ethics portion


PurpleAndGold86
Member since Jun 2012
11036 posts

re: Getting CPA License
quote:

Nah, assuming he passed in Louisiana there is no other test. Texas and other states have the additional ethics portion

Ah true. Just assumed Texas for whatever reason.


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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
32137 posts

re: Getting CPA License
quote:

assuming he passed in Louisiana there is no other test. Texas and other states have the additional ethics portion


Naturally. Why would Louisiana have an ethics exam?


mightyjet
LSU Fan
New Orleans, La
Member since Nov 2007
389 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Congrats I just found i passed AUD yesterday and still have a long way to go, this is more motivation for me to get it done.



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Crbello4Hiceman
LSU Fan
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Member since May 2011
499 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Oh please. We have to take ethics CPE. We just don't have to have an official college level ethics class or take a fill in the blank type exam that the texas guy was talking about.

We have a very strong ethic of integrity in the CPA community here in Louisiana.


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krehn11
LSU Fan
IA
Member since Jul 2011
1092 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Congrats, man - it is a great feeling.

In Iowa you have the 100 question ethics exam and you must work under a licensed CPA before you can become licensed. Does Louisiana have this requirement?


SLafourche07
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2008
1525 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Thanks everyone. It's a big relief to finally be done.

quote:

In Iowa you have the 100 question ethics exam and you must work under a licensed CPA before you can become licensed. Does Louisiana have this requirement?



There's no ethics exam, but like the guy above stated you have to take ethics CPEs. And we do have to work under a licensed CPA, but you can do it prior to passing the test. (I think as long as it is withing four years of finishing.)


Crbello4Hiceman
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Member since May 2011
499 posts

re: Getting CPA License
You can get in trouble if you represent yourself as a CPA even if you have passed the exams but haven't completed the other licensing requirements.

No ethics exam here although we do have ethics CPE requirements.

Also, yes- you have to have a year of experience supervised by a licensed CPA. They are also very meticulous about what type of experience counts. For example, just being an accounting clerk and booking AP or AR is probably not considered acceptable. I know alot of friends that have not had experience count.
From the State board's site:
quote:

The experience must involve the use of accounting, attest, management advisory, financial advisory, tax, or consulting skills. It must be of sufficient complexity and diversity, and be supervised and verified by a licensed CPA. The experience may be from employment in public practice, private industry, non-profit, or government and must be at least one year of full-time or 2,000 hours part-time experience, or a combination of these.

LINK


Crbello4Hiceman
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re: Getting CPA License


Beat me to it!


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SippyCup
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Sep 2008
1810 posts

re: Getting CPA License
I didn't work under a CPA, but he was an EA and was very well respected by many CPA's. I petitioned the board and they accepted my experience under the EA.


Crbello4Hiceman
LSU Fan
Lurking
Member since May 2011
499 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Well done. That is definitely more reputable experience than "accountant" work that alot of other people try to pass off for the requirement.


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Projectpat
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Sep 2011
7539 posts

re: Getting CPA License
Congrats


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Chuckiee
New Orleans Saints Fan
Rusty Nail
Member since Jan 2007
1378 posts

re: Getting CPA License
How long did it take your from start to finish?

oh and congrats


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