How to Become a CPA in Wyoming

How to Become a CPA in Wyoming

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If you’re wondering how to become a CPA in Wyoming, we’ve organized the Wyoming CPA exam requirements below.

1. Meet the Education Requirements to Sit for the CPA Exam

To meet the Wyoming requirements to sit for the CPA exam, the Wyoming CPA education requirements must be attained first. For Wyoming applicants, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or university with a concentration or major in accounting to sit for the CPA exam. Candidates must additionally finish 150 semester hours with a focus on accounting studies.

2. Apply for the Uniform CPA Exam

You can take the Uniform CPA examination now that you’ve finished the Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants’ educational requirements. The Board will send you an authorization to test notification via your preferred method (email or mail) and a payment coupon from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

3. Pay for the Uniform CPA Exam

In Wyoming, the cost of taking all four sections of the CPA test is $905, plus a $110 application fee. The registration fee for re-examination is $50.

Click here to see a breakdown of the Wyoming CPA exam costs.

4. Notice to Schedule (NTS)

The NASBA will send you a notification to schedule (NTS) the exam within four business days of paying the fees. You can register for the exam and pay the Prometric costs at www.prometric.com/CPA/default.htm. You must arrange the exam as a Wyoming candidate within six months of the NTS date. Prepare for CPA exam section testing and attend the exam center on time. To be eligible for the certificate, you must pass all portions within a rolling 18-month period.

5. Pass the Uniform CPA Exam

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created the Uniform CPA Exam, administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Applicants who are allowed to test will obtain an Authorization to Test, which will enable them to schedule and take the exam through NASBA. Within an 18-month rolling period, all four exam components must be passed with a score of 75 or better.

6. Gain Necessary Experience

To meet the Wyoming CPA experience requirements, all applicants must complete one year or 2,000 hours of work experience. Experience in accounting, auditing, review, compilation, management advice, financial advisory, tax, and consulting must be validated by a currently licensed and active CPA.

7. Ethics Requirement

The candidate must also meet the Wyoming CPA ethics exam requirements by passing the Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course For Licensure. The required course materials can be ordered from the AICPA website.

8. Apply for a CPA License

After passing the Uniform CPA Exam, applicants must complete the Original Certificate Application for the CPA license. The application contains an Employer Affirmation form that must be signed by the supervising, licensed CPA, as well as a Verification of Lawful Presence form that must be signed by the applicant.

9. CPA License Renewal and  Continuing Education

Wyoming CPA licenses expire every third year on December 31. Wyoming CPAs must complete 120 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) every three years, including four credits in professional ethics. More information is available on the Board’s website.

Estimated Cost: 905 USD

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