Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.30.01.200 - INITIAL CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT LICENSURE

Current through August 30, 2021

Applications for initial licensure are to be made as prescribed in Section 54-207, Idaho Code, and are to comply with the following: (7-1-21)T

01. Education. (7-1-21)T
a. Applicants for licensure are to meet the provisions of Section 54-207(2), Idaho Code. An applicant for licensure who was accepted for the May 2000 CPA Examination or prior examination is exempt from additional educational requirements. (7-1-21)T
b. The Board will recognize: (7-1-21)T
i. Any college or university accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges or Universities or any other regional accrediting association having equivalent standards; (7-1-21)T
ii. Any independent senior college in Idaho certified by the State Department of Education for teacher training; and (7-1-21)T
iii. Accounting and business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) or any other accrediting agency having equivalent standards. (7-1-21)T
c. An applicant is deemed to have met the education requirement if, as part of the one hundred fifty (150) semester hours of education, the applicant has met any one (1) of the following conditions: (7-1-21)T
i. Earned a graduate degree with a concentration in accounting from a program that is accredited in accounting by an accrediting agency approved by the Board; (7-1-21)T
ii. Earned a graduate degree from a program that is accredited in business by an accrediting agency approved by the Board. Completion of at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or fifteen (15) semester hours at the graduate level, or an equivalent combination thereof, including coverage of, but not necessarily separate courses in, the subjects of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting; (7-1-21)T
iii. Earned a baccalaureate degree at an institution approved by the Board or from a program that is accredited in business by an accrediting agency approved by the Board. Completion of at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in business (other than accounting courses) and twenty-four (24) semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level including coverage of, but not necessarily separate courses in, the subjects of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. (7-1-21)T
02. Experience. (7-1-21)T
a. An applicant is to provide evidence of one (1) year of experience as prescribed in Section 54-209, Idaho Code, and these rules. Experience consists of full or part time employment that extends over a period of no less than twelve (12) months and no more than thirty-six (36) months with no fewer than two thousand (2,000) hours earned within the ten (10) year period immediately preceding the latest application for licensure. (7-1-21)T
b. An applicant completes and submits the Verification of Employment and Experience Evaluation form(s). An applicant may be called to appear before the Board to supplement or verify evidence of experience. (7-1-21)T
c. A licensee verifying experience will maintain supporting documentation of the applicant's experience until thirty (30) days after the applicant is granted a license. The licensee will permit the Board to inspect the supporting documentation prior to issuing a license to the applicant. Any licensee who has been requested by an applicant to submit to the Board evidence of the applicant's experience and has refused to do so will, upon request by the Board, explain in writing or in person the basis for such refusal. (7-1-21)T
d. A licensee who is responsible for supervising attest services, and signs or authorizes someone to sign the accountant's report on the financial statement on behalf of the firm, is to meet the experience requirement set out in the AICPA statements on quality control standards. (7-1-21)T
03. Examination on Code of Professional Conduct. Prior to licensure, applicants successfully complete a course in professional ethics that is acceptable to the Board. (7-1-21)T
04. Initial License Application Fee. As prescribed in Rule 600. (7-1-21)T

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