I have a question that I didn't find the answer for on the site. That is, How portable are Accounting degrees from state to state if I decide to move when I'm done with school?
I'm currently looking at starting a second Bachelor's in Accounting with the goal of becoming a CPA. I live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) right now. What if I get a degree here, then, say I decide to move to Colorado, Utah or Montana? Would I be allowed to sit for the exam and be licensed in that state?
The requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant may differ from state to state. Here are a couple of links that may provide you more info about the licensure requirements of each state. http://www.accountingcoach.com/careers/cpa-requirements.html http://www.rogercpareview.com/cpa-exam-state-requirements-overview.cfm Since you are looking for portability, have you considered enrolling for online degrees? If you enroll for an online accounting degree, you won’t have to worry about transferring your credits to another school in case you moved. Start your search by exploring Stevens-Henager College online degree programs.
If you know what state you intend to move for after becoming a CPA for Minnesota, then you can possibly tailor your current classes to include the material and/or credit hours that would make you eligible in the other state that you would move to. Of course, you would still have to take the exam again, but no further education would be required.
Some states have agreements that allow CPAs to move between them without having to undergo recertification. As of 2009, 39 states have practice mobility laws that make it easier to continue your practice when you move. But again, knowing where you might be headed now will give you the best shot at obtaining the most portable degree.
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