CPA Preparation Coursework
Illinois Board of Examiners Effective July 1, 2013
Please refer to Section 1400.90 of the Administrative Rules for complete transcript of requirements on the Illinois Board of Examiners website @ www.ilboa.org.
Accounting Hours: 30 semester college hours in accounting include: Managerial Accounting, Taxation, Financial Accounting, Audit, and at least two semester college hours in Research & Analysis.
Business Hours: 24 semester college hours in business including: two semester college hours of Business Communication and three semester college hours of Business Ethics.
Total Hours: You must have completed 150 semester college hours* including at least a baccalaureate degree posted to transcript or be approved as a provisional candidate before taking the first section of the CPA examination.
*Conversion of quarter credit hours to semester college hours – quarter credit hours may be converted to semester college hours by multiplying quarter credit hours by two-thirds.
Courses offered through the SIU Online Degree Completion Programs that fulfill CPA requirements:
ACCT 220 – Accounting I Financial (included as business credit hours)
ACCT 230 – Accounting II Managerial (included as business credit hours)
Business Communication – Management 202 meets those requirements.
Additional state requirements can be found at https://nasba.org/stateboards/