37-50-305. Education requirements -- definition. (1) An applicant for initial licensure as a certified public accountant must have:
(a) graduated from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree and at least 150 semester hours of credit; and
(b) met the requirements for accounting and business course credit hours specified by board rule.
(2) (a) A licensee shall obtain continuing education credits as provided by board and department rule.
(b) If an audit conducted under 37-1-306 results in more than 15% of the audited licensees being noncompliant before the department administers the provisions of 37-1-321, in the subsequent audit year the board may audit up to 100% of the licensees.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "initial licensure" means that the applicant has never been licensed as a certified public accountant by any jurisdiction.