After passing the CPA and not having the experience requirements, what happens?

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    vlad
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    Hi Guys,

    (Hopefully) I will be finished with the testing after Thanksgiving. I have 0 experience in accounting and I know that now we have to have 2 years of experience to be able to call yourself a CPA (at least in IL). What happens in the interim? What if I don’t get enough experience in the next 3-4 years? Will be tests still be valid?

    Thanks!

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    Anonymous
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    Test scores are valid forever. What happens is that you wait until all the licensing requirements are met, and then you apply to be a CPA. Until then, all you can really proclaim is that you're an aspiring CPA who has passed the Uniform CPA Exam.

    #376837 Reply
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Exam scores last forever, like dodger said.

    I just put “CPA Candidate – Passed all sections of Uniform CPA Exam” on my resume.

    Just sit back, count those hours, and get paid, son.

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    Mitzie7
    Participant

    That is not true in every state. This is from the State of Michigan website –

    The 2000 hours must be completed within a period of not less than one (1) year, but no more than five (5)

    calendar years after. There is no regulation describing when you must complete

    this experience requirement whether it’s before or after the CPA exam or

    education requirement

    AUD 74, 83
    FAR 75
    REG 71, 71, 70, 86!!!!!! 🙂
    BEC 85

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    sacredtheory
    Member

    Exam scores are not valid forever. Check with your state board. In PA there's a time limit…if they expire you have to take them again

    BEC: Passed
    AUD: Passed
    REG: Passed
    FAR: Passed

    Jared

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    jenuno01
    Member

    This a good question. I was wondering the same thing. Sounds like the best advice is to check with your State board. I'd shoot myself if I had to take another CPA exam.

    On a random note, I went shopping at a local flea market yesterday(don't judge), and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw someone's CPA License for sale. I was like: “wtf!?”. I almost bought it just for fun, it was $3.75. Should I go back and buy it? It was so neat, probably from the 1960's, I took a picture of it.

    Class of 2012

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    in california, they don't expire. according to california cpa hand book:

    Once you have passed the CPA Exam, your scores never expire.

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    jenuno01
    Member

    Update: I went back to the flea market and bought the CPA License. I was able to bargain it down to $2.50. What should I do with it? I'm sure this guy is dead. What if he comes back to haunt me?! I am so curious about this guy, I am doing some research. Would'nt it be cool if he was part of some huge fraud or something?

    Class of 2012

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    jenuno01
    Member

    P.S. sorry for taking over this thread =]

    Class of 2012

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    jenuno01
    Member

    Sometimes I wonder if I have all my marbles.

    Class of 2012

    #376845 Reply
    jenuno01
    Member

    I've been told the following:

    I don't play with a full deck. I'm a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic. I'm a few crumbs short of a biscuit. The lights are on but nobody's home. The car is moving but nobody is driving.

    Class of 2012

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    sacredtheory
    Member

    The fact that you like every single one of your posts tells me something is wrong with you

    BEC: Passed
    AUD: Passed
    REG: Passed
    FAR: Passed

    Jared

    #376847 Reply
    vlad
    Member

    Thanks for the help guys, I'll give IL state board a call. This thread got progressively off topic.

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    jenuno01
    Member

    @Jared LOL … I know

    Class of 2012

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    Anonymous
    Inactive

    What? I don't even..

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    Red315
    Member

    In Florida they do expire after I beleive 3 years.

    Jeanne Aparicio

    B - 75 (11/2011, First Attempt)
    A - 88 (2/2012, First Attempt)
    R - 89 (5/2012, First Attempt)
    F - 79 (8/31/2012 First Attempt)

    I AM DONE!!!!!! BECKER IS AWESOME!!!!

    Licensed Florida CPA 09/2012

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