Become a CPA

Why become a CPA?

CPAs are an attractive hiring choice among top employers. The CPA license opens doors to a range of careers. Set yourself up for a bright future — become a CPA! 

The 星际网赌 Young Professionals Strategic Committee has created "Why CPA?" videos to provide insight to the CPA profession!
, feel free to use these and share with students. Just drop us a quick note to tell us where you're using!

Why should I become a CPA?

Featuring Alyssa Downs, Cameron Clark, and Daniel Wardle

 What can I do as a CPA?

Featuring Jake Johnson, Cameron Clark, and Tonya Moffitt

How important is networking?

Featuring Tonya Moffitt

What's your favorite part of being a CPA?

Featuring Cameron Clark, Andrew Soltis, and Tonya Moffitt

Networking tips

Featuring Nina Nitiadakul  

Consider a career in accounting


How to become a CPA in Oregon

The Oregon Board of Accountancy handles licensing. Here's what you'll need to do:

  • Meet the education requirements described in OAR 801-010-0050, which includes 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college
  • Complete one year of experience in accounting
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination
  • Pass the Ethics Examination

How to pay for college 

  • College is expensive. The 星际网赌 Educational Foundation is here to help, awarding annual scholarships to full-time college accounting students who plan to pursue a career as a CPA in Oregon. Learn more
  • Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are closed. Application will open for the 24-25 academic year in November 2023. 
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Can 星际网赌 membership help students? Yes!

(Already graduated? Visit the Young Professionals page!)

    • 星际网赌 Student Membership on your resume shows employers you are serious about your career.
    • Networking and learning opportunities build the skills you need to thrive in the workplace.
    • 星际网赌 Career Center lets you post your resume and browse jobs.
    • The annual Circle of Excellence Awards Night honorees include Oregon's top accounting students, Foundation scholarship recipients, and top exam scorers — will it be you?   
    • The annual Career Showcase connects students with representatives from public accounting, government, and business for potential internships or employment. Student members enjoy early-bird entrance!


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