CPA USA eligibility for Indian CA, Bcoms, MBA/ :
AICPA, the governing body of the US CPA qualification, mandates having a total of 120 credit points in order to appear for the CPA exam. The CPA USA eligibility of Indian students is as follows:
The eligibility for CPA certification requires 120 credits. Every year of university education in India is equivalent to 30-semester credits of US education. ·
Using 1 year = 30 credits,
- B.Com = 3 years x 30 credits = 90 credits
- Exception: If B.Com is cleared in 1st division from a NAAC ‘A’ university, you are entitled to 30 additional credits, thereby increasing the credits to 120, however now many state boards in the US are not following this rule.
- Assuming you have only 90 credits (as per your graduation) then, you can pursue eitherM.Com or MBA from distance for attaining the balance credit points but you can still sit for the CPA exam
- However, a professional qualification like CA/CS/CWA is counted as 2 years of university education, thus adding 60 credits more to your existing 90 credit