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Illinois Board of Examiners: The
Board of Examiners is the state board of accountancy that evaluates and approves all candidates to sit for the exam.
Illinois CPA Society: The Illinois CPA Society is a statewide professional membership organization comprised of students, educators and CPA professionals. ICPAS provides extensive resources for students and the general public.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: The AICPA is the national association for all accounting practitioners and sets the standards, content and questions that are tested on the exam.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy: NASBA is the national association which oversees the relationships between state boards of accountancy throughout the United States.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: The IDFPR is the state agency that oversees the certification of CPAs in Illinois. Visit Public Accounting for information on licensure.
Illinois CPA Exam Educational Requirements
All semester credit hours (SCH) stated below are at the undergraduate level. Any credits earned in excess of maximums stated count towards the 150-hour requirement.
*Graduate students who wish to take the CPA exam prior to graduation are treated as undergraduate candidates and must meet the undergraduate educational requirements listed above.
To convert semester hours to quarter hours, multiply the semester hours by 1.5. For example, 30 semester hours in accounting is equal to 45 quarter hours in accounting.
Below are DePaul classes which correspond to each of the sections of the CPA exam. This is an informal advising guide only. The Board of Examiners evaluates all candidates for exam eligibility.