Before applying for an Academic Credential Evaluation through NASBA’s Licensing Service, please familiarize yourself with this jurisdiction’s educational requirements below. Please Note: NASBA’s Licensing Service evaluates only the educational requirement for licensure in this state. All other licensure inquiries are to be directed to the State Board of Accountancy.

To apply for an educational evaluation, you will be asked to create a user account upon your first usage of our licensing online application tool. Registering for a user account will allow you to obtain the required documents to submit with your application, apply for the evaluation, maintain your current information and check the status of your application.

Please allow up to two weeks from your file completion date (when application, fees and all additional required materials have been received) for your application to be processed. Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to you via email, unless otherwise indicated. This notice is sent only as acknowledgment of receipt of application.

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EDUCATION

Below are the requirements to apply for a CPA license in Utah.

  • One hundred and fifty (150) semester hours of education

Plus ONE of the following options:

Option 1:

  • Graduate degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited AACSB or ACBSP program

Option 2a:

  • Master of Business Administration degree from a regionally accredited AACSB or ACBSP business program,
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the upper-division undergraduate level or graduate level to include financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit and taxation

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Option 2b:

  • Master of Business Administration degree from a regionally accredited AACSB or ACBSP business program
  • Fifteen (15) semester hours in accounting at the graduate level to include financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit and taxation

Option 3:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting from a regionally accredited AACSB or ACBSP business/accounting program
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting to include a minimum of 2 semester hours each in financial accounting, managerial accounting, audit and taxation, (16 hours must be at upper division undergraduate level and the remaining 8 must be at a graduate level)
  • Twelve (12) semester hours in business related subjects at the upper-division undergraduate level
  • Twenty-two (22) semester hours in business or accounting courses at the upper-division undergraduate/ graduate level. (12 must be at a graduate level and the remaining 10 hours can be at upper-division undergraduate level or graduate level)

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Option 4:

  • Graduate or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the upper-division undergraduate level to include 2 semester hours each in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, accounting systems and taxation
  • Thirty (30) semester hours in business related subjects which must include 2 semester hours each in business law, computer science, economics, professional ethics, statistics/quantitative methods, written and oral communications, business administration (marketing, production, management, policy, or organizational behavior), and finance
  • Thirty (30) additional semester hours in business or accounting (8 semester hours graduate level accounting, 12 semester hours of graduate level accounting or business, and 10 semester hours of business at either the graduate level or upper-division undergraduate level)

FEES

  • Initial – $65
  • Transfer of Grades – $65 
  • Reciprocal – $65

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INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Applicants who obtained their education outside the United States must have an evaluation report completed and submitted by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization.

> View a list of NACES current members.

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services:
Email: info@naces.org
Website: www.naces.org

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QUICK INFO

APPLY ONLINE - Individual License
Fees
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USEFUL LINKS

Utah State Board Rules and Regulations

CONTACT US


Toll-free: (866) 627-2286
Email: UTlicense@nasba.org

Mail:
NASBA P.O. Box 198589
Nashville, TN 37219