Aspiring accountants in California can expect increased academic rigor and credit requirements. New CPA licensing requirements instituted by the California Board of Accountancy go into effect in 2014, but students must prepare now or face potential delays in submitting their application for licensure in order to meet new coursework requirements.
As outlined in a previous blog article
, the increase includes additional educational units in accounting, business-related subjects and ethics study. This increase, however, brings California up to the standard required in the majority of other states and makes it easier for California-licensed accountants to work in other states.
This fall, CPA candidates can get all their questions answered in person by the California Board of Accountancy. On September 19, 2013, from 5–6:30 p.m., a representative from the California Board of Accountancy will speak at a workshop hosted by UC San Diego Extension
to explain these new CPA requirements, clarify details of the applicant review process and present the many resources available on the CA Board of Accountancy website. Attendees will also get updates on Senate Bill 823, which may extend the deadline to apply for licensure.
For workshop details or to register to attend, visit the course webpage. If you can't make it to the session, or have additional questions, contact the Accounting Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (858) 534-8189.
This workshop is a part of UC San Diego Extension's Continuing Education & Career Showcase — a free event, open to the public. Take part in additional workshops that evening by visiting extension.ucsd.edu/showcase to register.