Title

New York CPA Mentors: There is More to Education than 150 Credits

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2017

Abstract

Many CPAs look back fondly at those who provided mentoring on their path to a CPA career. Whether a college professor, relative, friend, or co-worker, mentors are an important source of advice and counsel. A major component of the journey is, of course, education, where the 150-credit requirement is a focal point. All too often, however, an applicant for a CPA license is surprised to find that the education requirement has not been properly met. It is an easy mistake for CPA applicants to assume that, because they were an accounting major in college and ultimately attained the total 150 credits, they automatically fulfilled the CPA education requirement of their licensing state. This article hopes to minimize disappointments by alerting those mentors of New York CPAs about the circumstances that contribute towards education requirement discrepancies.