The educational requirement for a certificate shall be at least a bachelor's
degree or its equivalent
from a college or university approved by the board, including an accounting
concentration or its equivalent as determined by the board. The educational
requirement shall consist of a minimum of 150 semester hours of course work or
its equivalent earned as part of, either or both a bachelor's degree or
master's degree program which includes courses in accounting education,
business administration and general education. An applicant who has sat
for the examination for certified public accountant prior to July 1, 2002
for a certificate under the educational requirements in effect prior to
said date. The educational requirement for a certificate as a
certified public accountant shall be met not later than 120 days after an
applicant sits for the examination.
Said section 87A½ of said chapter 112, as so appearing,
is hereby further amended by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting
in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The experience requirement for
a certificate shall be determined by the board in its discretion.
This act shall take effect on July 1, 2002.