How to Become a CPA in Arkansas

Universal CPA Review offers all of the CPA licensing requirements for each state. See the below resources for a comprehensive understanding of Arkansas’s state CPA requirements. We have broken out the education, residency, and age requirements as well as provide information on exam fees and contact information for each respective state.

Education Requirements:

Education to sit for CPA Exam: 150 semester hours

Degree Requirement: 120 hours

Candidates Must Obtain: 30 semester hours of upper level accounting which includes financial accounting (intermediate), managerial accounting (cost) governmental and not-for-profit accounting, federal taxation, auditing and attestation, and accounting information systems. Must pass these classes with a C or above.  

Residency and Age Requirement:

Age: N/A

Citizen Requirement: No (U.S. Citizenship not required)

Residency Requirement: No Have a Social Security Number: Yes

License Requirement:

Pass AICPA Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam and provide 5 separate letters of recommendation.

International Program Participant: Yes

Work Experience: 1 year which includes at least 2,000 hours of work experience under a licensed CPA in public accounting. This can either be done full-time or part-time as long as it is completed in no more than 3 years.

Ethics Exam: N/A

State Board Contacts

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-1520

Fax: 501-682-5538


CPA Examination Tutorial and Sample Tests

Arkansas State Regulations

CPA Requirements in Other States