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State Board CPA Information

Any student considering taking the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination should contact the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana, (504) 566-1244, to get a complete copy of the examination requirements and information. The requirements may change. The School of Professional Advancement serves both students who wish to prepare for the State Board CPA Exam while they earn a degree as well as students who already have a degree but lack the specified accounting and/or business courses.

In order to sit for the State Board CPA Exam, a student must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, have earned 150 semester credits as prescribed by the Louisiana CPA State Board Rules, including 24 credits of business courses (of which one course has to be a commercial law course) and must complete 24 credits of specific accounting courses. The School of Professional Advancement is currently not offering all of the accounting courses required to sit for the CPA exam.

Please consult Jerry Lenaz, Professor of Practice and Program Director, Business and Leadership Programs, about course availability.

Suggested Program of Study

Prerequisite Accounting Courses
Not included in the required 24 accounting credits.

BSAC 1110 Elementary Accounting I 3
BSAC 1120 Elementary Accounting II 3

Upper Level Accounting Courses

BSAC 2210 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BSAC 2220 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BSAC 3310 Cost Accounting 3

The courses below are offered when demand for a class meets 8 or more students.
Please contact the Director for information on List of Interest.

BSAC 3410 Income Tax 3
BSAC 3420 Corporate Tax 3
BSAC 4510 Auditing 3
BSAC 5620 Advanced Accounting 3
  Accounting elective above the 1000 level 3
  Total 30