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My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?

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I think “billable” hours is a flexible term in this case. As long as you’ve been there a year, whichever partner or manager writes your letter isn’t going to be counting your hours. One year and 2k hours are basically the same

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What matters is the partner’s representation that you meet the experience requirement

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Billable doesn’t matter, it’s work hours.

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2080 total hours aka you worked somewhere full time for 1year

Get someone to sign and hours don't matter.

The problem is, I have been at two different firms beforehand, one for an internship, one full time not amounting to a year total at either. I'm guessing that complicates things...

I realize that haha I'm just talking about getting partner letters

I ran into this same issue with HR in FL. I already had the hours of work experience, but GT wanted the full year just to be sure. I get it, they don’t want to send in the application and have it come back denied (because after a full year, you should be way over the hourly minimum), but still kinda annoying that I had to wait that long

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