Become a CPA

Become a Wisconsin CPA and you will be on your way to an exciting career with many rewards.

From a small start-up business to a large government agency, every organization needs the skills of a CPA. The CPA credential is highly regarded.

To a potential employer, it means high ethical standards, measurable experience and a great education. CPAs can work in public accounting, business and industry (corporate), government, not-for-profit and education.

Why is accounting a top career?

  • Accountants and auditors are in high demand and employment is expected to grow faster than average for all other occupations through 2016
  • Accounting offers a variety of jobs in every type of organization in the public or private sector
  • Personal and professional development is assured, as is a solid standard of living that can climb as high as one's aspirations
  • Work is challenging, people are interesting and opportunities never stop expanding




Still in high school or college? Our student section has even more resources and opportunities for you.

  • 120-Hour Exam Requirement

    On April 8, 2014, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a change to the CPA Exam education requirement, reducing it from 150 credit hours to 120 credit hours in Wisconsin. Find out more >>

  • 150-Hour Licensure Requirement

    Anyone who wishes to be a licensed CPA in Wisconsin must sit for and pass the Uniform CPA Exam, have at least 150 semester hours of education with a bachelor's or higher degree and complete a year of relevant experience. Find out more >>

  • Member Profiles

    WICPA members lead interesting lives both in and outside of work. Check out their exciting jobs, their work in their communities, how they became a CPA and what they do for fun.