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Broadening pathways to CPA licensure

CAQ Logo“The 150-hour rule has prevented many talented folks from joining the profession,” said one Big Four audit executive in a recent report from the Center for Audit Quality. “The cost of an extra year of school is prohibitive and isn’t necessary to succeed in public accounting, or business in general.”

Where did all the accountants go?
Twin Cities Business
April 12, 2024

Will dropping 150 credit hours requirement attract more accountants?
Resourceful Finance Pro
March 15, 2024

Sen. Rasmusson wants to remove barriers for college students to become accountants
Detroit Lakes Tribune
March 14, 2024

Senator Rasmusson champions legislation to reduce barriers for CPA licensure
Fergus Now
March 13, 2024

Bill on alternate path to CPA licensure gains momentum in Minnesota Senate
CPA Practice Advisor
March 13, 2024

Minnesota bill would expand CPA license eligibility
Tax Notes
March 13, 2024

Senator Rasmusson champions legislation to reduce barriers and provide an alternative pathway to CPA licensure
March 12, 2024

Legislation advances in Minnesota to relax 150-hour CPA requirement
Accounting Today
March 8, 2024

Broadening pathways to CPA licensure: Minnesota Senate advances bill
Inside Public Accounting
March 8, 2024

There are 340,000 fewer accountants—and companies are paying the price
CPA Practice Advisor
March 4, 2024

New Jersey survey: 62% of CPAs see no skills difference between those with 120 Vs. 150 credit hours
Inside Public Accounting
Feb. 16, 2024

AICPA ‘150 hour rule’ caused 14% drop in new applicants, 26% drop in minorities: MIT
Feb. 13, 2024

Minority CPAs deterred by 150-hour rule
Accounting Today
Feb. 9, 2024

‘150-hour rule’ for CPA certification causes a 26% drop in minority entrants 
Feb. 5, 2024

Targeting the accounting shortage: 2024 tactics 
CFO Dive
Jan. 30, 2024

Input steers CPA licensure pathways recommendation
Iowa Society of CPAs
Jan. 23, 2024

Rethinking the 150-hour requirement for CPA liecensure
The CPA Journal
Nov. 7, 2023

To combat the accountant shortage, states should consider CPA licensing reform
CATO Institute
Sept. 25, 2023

There’s an accountant shortage. And some CPAs say the 150-hour college credit requirement needs to change
Yahoo Finance
Sept. 7, 2023

CPAs are MIA
Fortune CFO Daily
Sept. 7, 2023

US accounting profession rethinks entry rules amid staffing crisis
Financial Times
Sept. 6, 2023

Two state socities seek alternatives to 150-hour rule
Sept. 6, 2023

Shrinking CPA pipeline fuels calls to relax education mandate
Sept. 5, 2023

Diversifying the accounting talent pipeline: What does the research say?
The Center for Audit Quality
Aug. 31, 2023

Research: Why Students — Particularly Diverse Ones — Aren’t Pursuing Accounting
Going Concern
July 24, 2023

Minnesota's 150-hour bill to carry over to 2024
Accounting Today
May 31, 2023

A broader path: Minnesota Society of CPAs looks to inspire dialogue around CPA shortage with new licensure proposal
INSIDE Public Accounting
April 12, 2023

Number of CPAs dwindle as demand grows
April 5, 2023

CLA CEO supports Minnesota proposal, sees 'no empirical evidence' that 150-hour rule elevates profession
INSIDE Public Accounting
April 5, 2023

CLA backs changes in 150-hour CPA requirement
Accounting Today
April 3, 2023

Talking tax season tips with the U of M
University of Minnesota News
March 15, 2023

Minnesota bill seeks to broaden path to becoming a CPA in face of talent shortage 
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
March 8, 2023

Accountants have to go to college for five years; Minnesota is rethinking that
The Wall Street Journal
March 6, 2023

Minnesota may abandon the 150-hour rule for CPAs
March 6, 2023

Minnesota proposes alternatives to the 150-hour rule
Accounting Today
Feb. 28, 2023

NASBA upholds 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure
Journal of Accountancy
Feb. 23, 2023

MNCPA to explore broadening CPA licensure options
Feb. 1, 2023

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