California Board of Accountancy

Education Required Under Business and Professions Code Sections 5092 and 5093

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 2 - Examinations

§ 9.2. Education Required Under Business and Professions Code Sections 5092 and 5093.

(a) Each applicant shall present satisfactory evidence that he or she has received a baccalaureate or higher degree, has completed the accounting subjects specified in subsection (b) of this section, and has completed the business-related subjects specified in subsection (c) of this section.
(b) The applicant shall have completed a minimum of 24 semester units, or the equivalent in quarter units, selected from the following accounting subjects: accounting, auditing, financial reporting, external or internal reporting, financial statement analysis or taxation.
(c) In addition to the accounting courses described in subsection (b), an applicant shall have completed a minimum of 24 semester units, or the equivalent in quarter units, selected from the following business-related subjects: accounting subjects in excess of the 24 semester units as described in subsection (b), business administration, economics, finance, business management, marketing, computer science/information systems, statistics, business communications, mathematics, business law, or business related law courses offered by an accredited law school.
(d) Qualifying education shall be completed within the following time frames specified in this subsection:
(1) Except as provided for in subsection (d)(2), applicants shall complete the education required by this section before applying for examination for the first time.
(2) An applicant who applied, qualified, and sat for at least two subjects of the examination for the Certified Public Accountant License before May 15, 2002, may provide evidence of qualifying education at the time of application for licensure.
(e) For purposes of this article, one quarter unit is equivalent to two-thirds of one semester unit.


NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010, 5092 and 5093, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 5092, 5093, 5094.3 and 5094.6, Business and Professions Code.

 

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