General qualifications for candidates for C.P.A. examination
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(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a candidate for admission to the examination for a certified public accountant certificate shall present satisfactory evidence of graduation with a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations or by another accrediting body that is recognized by the Oregon Board of Accountancy, and shall have completed 150 or more semester hours or 225 or more quarter hours or the equivalent thereof, including courses in the study of accounting, business, economics, finance, written and oral communications and other subjects as determined by the board as appropriate for the accountancy profession.
(2) A person may apply to take the examination for the certificate of certified public accountant for the purpose of obtaining a license as a public accountant under ORS 673.100 (License as public accountant) if the person presents satisfactory evidence of graduation from a high school with a four-year course or of having acquired an equivalent education, and has completed two years of public accountancy experience or the equivalent that meets the experience requirements established by the board by rule. [Amended by 1973 c.827 §66; 1979 c.84 §1; 1981 c.89 §4; 1997 c.640 §1; 1999 c.322 §§5,6; 2001 c.735 §2; 2007 c.112 §3]
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