Pennsylvania CPA Statute Update
June 19, 2022

Today, June 19, 2013, House Bill 40, sponsored by Rep. Gordon Denlinger, CPA, unanimously passed both the state House and Senate and it now awaits the governor’s signature. It will become law on Aug. 18, 2013. As a result, the experience requirement to become a CPA will mirror the national Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA): “This experience shall include providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills.”

Changes Effective Aug. 18, 2013:

  • 150-credit candidates must complete one year (1,600 hours) of work experience through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice within five years of the date of application.
  • 120-credit candidates (passed one part of the exam before Dec. 2011) must complete two years (3,200 hours) of work experience through employment in government, industry, academia or public practice within ten years of the date of application. Candidates also have the option to acquire the additional 30 education credits to meet the one year experience requirement.

Work experience is providing any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, compilation, consulting skills, financial advisory, management advisory and tax.

Visit the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ website for further information on House Bill 40.