Becoming a CPA - Overview

To become a Kentucky CPA, one must satisfy the education requirements, pass the Uniform CPA Examination, and obtain the necessary experience required. Several application avenues exist. To determine which process applies to you, read the following questions and view the links.

 

Have you passed the Uniform CPA Examination? If no, review Uniform CPA Examination
 

Did you pass the Uniform CPA Examination as a Kentucky Candidate? If yes, review the Initial License Requirement.

Did you pass the Uniform CPA Examination as a candidate of another state, have never been licensed in another state, and wish to be licensed here? If yes, review the
Initial License Requirement.

Are you an actively licensed CPA in another jurisdiction and wish to work as a licensed CPA in an office located in Kentucky? If yes, review Reciprocal Licensing.

Are you an actively licensed CPA in another jurisdiction and wish to open a public accounting office in Kentucky? If yes, review Reciprocal Licensing and Firm Licensing.

 
Are you a licensed CPA and in good standing in another jurisdiction, want to provide public accounting services to Kentucky based clients but not open or work in an office located in the state? If yes, you do not need a Kentucky license as per KRS 325.301(11)Review Reciprocal Licensing for details.