Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Resources
Become a CPA!
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a LICENSED professional who is deemed to have expertise in various areas of accounting. CPAs are held to high standards, legally, professionally, and ethically.
The Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy issues CPA licenses for individuals to practice public accounting in Nebraska. Find licensing process details in Steps to Receiving and Maintaining a CPA License in NE. CPA licenses are granted by states, and each state has different licensing requirements. NE CPA licensees must
- pass the four-part Uniform CPA Examiniation (managed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)),
- pass the AICPA professional ethics course, AND
- meet experience requirements.
CPA Exam and NASBA
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) processes CPA Exam applications and has information on licensing requirements for all states. The CPA Exam Candidate Bulletin is a "must" resource for candidates. Each state, including Nebraska, has EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS as part of the eligibility requirements for a candidate to sit for the CPA Exam. NE candidates must
- have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher AND
- have completed 150 semester credit hours (including specific accounting, business, and general education subjects) from an accredited college or university (UNO is accredited!).
Find more details in our CPA Exam Education Guidelines document to see how specific UNO courses meet the NE CPA Exam Educational Requirements.
CPA Advice and Guidance at UNO
Accounting Career Advisor and Instructor Jillian Poyzer and Professor Jack Armitage are UNO accounting faculty members who can answer many questions UNO students may have regarding Nebraska's CPA Exam Educational Requirements.
For More Accounting Career Information
Click over to our Accounting Careers Program webpage.
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