Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the one of the most recognized professional designations in the world and to earn it, candidates must sit for and pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. Tennessee and many other states require candidates sitting for the CPA exam to complete 150 hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university prior to sitting for the exam.
However, if 150 credits are required to sit for the CPA exam, students must complete 22 credits beyond Belmont's 128 hours required for an undergraduate degree, as well as any specific course requirements required for the CPA exam.
Look below for Belmont's pathways for completing the academic hour and specific course requirements while earning a Belmont degree. Please be sure to consult the Board of Accountants in the state where you intend to take the exam for their specific requirements because requirements can vary between states.
Pathways to CPA
- If you have some undergraduate hours but have not completed a degree, click here
- If you have an undergraduate degree in Accounting, click here.
- If you have an undergraduate degree in a major other than Accounting, click here.
- National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
- Tennessee Society of CPA's
- Tennessee Board of Accountancy
- American Institute of CPA's