Initial License

If you passed the Uniform CPA Examination as a Kentucky candidate, obtained 150 college semester hours, and completed 1 year of experience in an accounting or auditing position in public practice, industry or government that can be verified by an actively licensed CPA of any state, you may apply for a Kentucky license.  A year of experience is defined as 2,000 hours in a period of not less than 12 months that is earned after the awarding of a baccalaureate degree.  The hours shall not include any leave or holiday time.  A certificate of experience may be submitted for more than one employment situation to meet the 1-year of experience requirement.  The CPA verifying your experience must have an active practicing license, but does not have to be your supervisor.  Please note you must obtain a Kentucky license within 5 years of passing the exam or your exam score will expire.  For details see KRS 325.261 and 201 KAR 1:063.   If you passed the Uniform CPA Examination as a candidate of another jurisdiction you will need to transfer your scores from the other state on an Authorization for Interstate Exchange of Information.  Download the form, complete the top portion and send the form to the board of accountancy in the jurisdiction where you passed the exam for completion.  Addresses of state boards of accountancy may be found at NASBA.  

To Apply 

To apply for an initial license, complete the Application for License and Certificate of Experience.