The Illinois law dealing with
the educational requirements for the CPA exam as of July 1, 2013 is
The UIC BS Accounting program has been changed to reflect the new
CPA requirements. The UIC undergraduate degree
satisfies all the educational requirements for
the Illinois CPA exam but for the 150 hours requirements.
relationships for BS Accounting Courses | Prerequisite-Exemption Form
• BS Accounting (UIC catalog): Direct
Catalog | BS-Accounting-Catalog.pdf
• BS CBA(UIC catalog): Catalog -
for UIC BS Accounting Students
The UIC MS Accounting program
satisfies all educational requirements.
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CPA is administered in Illinois by:
150 hour requirement: The Illinois board accepts all
credit hours posted in the UIC transcript. They typically will accept
credit hours from most non-degree classes (transfer credits etc.) also.
We in the accounting department can not tell what they will or will not
accept. Any way you should hear from the board. When you are close to
150 hours, they suggest that you get your transcripts evaluated at http://www.ilboa.org/docs/eval.pdf
including "DOMESTIC COURSES IN PROGRESS" at http://www.ilboa.org/docs/CIP.pdf.
If you are lacking any requirements they will tell you. After meeting
them you can get the transcript re-evaluated and start taking the CPA.
You have to pay the credentials evaluation fee only ONCE. Internships
and life experience credits included in the 30 SCH in accounting are
limited to a maximum of three SCH.
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• Tackling-the-CPA-SP-12 • BS-Accounting Transition
Other CPA related
CPA Examination site • Department-of-Accounting-Catalog
CPA Society CPA Exam resources • CPA
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