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If you're interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or are simply exploring your options, this page is for you. Although becoming a CPA can be challenging, the rewards are significant. Fortunately, the Louisiana Society of CPAs (LCPA) has many resources available to help you get started. From networking events to scholarships, we've got you covered. And if you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to call us. Consider us your personal career GPS – we're here to help you navigate your way to success.

Join now for free

Become a student or candidate affiliate of LCPA and get free dual enrollment with the American Institute of CPAs, qualify for scholarships, and get invited to special events to prepare you for your career. BTW, it looks great on your resume, too!

What it takes to be a CPA

Okay, need a little more info on what it exactly takes to be a CPA? Check out details on colleges with accounting programs and earning the CPA designation.


Generously funded through members' contributions, LCPA awards thousands in scholarships to accounting majors at Louisiana universities each year. But you have to qualify to apply — find out if you do.
Scholarship applications open fall 2024.

Connect with YPs

It's never too early to get your name out in the accounting world. We offer networking events specific to our student and candidate members. See which Young Professionals you can talk to and what events may happen near you.

Upgrading From Candidate Affiliate to Licensed CPA

Are you currently an LCPA Candidate Affiliate who recently became licensed? While the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana shares that good news with us, candidate affiliates must upgrade their membership with LCPA. If that fits you, call our Member Support Team at 504.464.1040 or complete a Member Type Change Request Form. You did all the hard work up until now — let us take it from here.

Free Digital Exam Booklet

The CPA Exam Explained

The AICPA’s CPA Exam Team just launched a Digital CPA Exam Booklet. The Digital CPA Exam Booklet provides valuable information to students, exam candidates, educators, and other stakeholders in a new interactive format which highlights:

  •  The benefits of pursuing a career as a CPA
  • Who’s who in the CPA licensure process
  • Eligibility, applying for, and scheduling the CPA Exam
  • The upcoming changes in 2024 for CPA Evolution
  • Helpful links to CPA Exam Blueprints, the sample test, and other resources

Discover what today’s accounting profession is really about. Take an in-depth look at entering a respected profession that offers dynamic career possibilities and pathways to entrepreneurship opportunities.

CPA Exam Review Discounts

Student affiliates qualify for discounts on exam prep courses. Take your pick based on your learning style and budget. Contact Ann Lupo with questions on specific programs listed below.

Becker Professional Education provides you with the tools you need to help you succeed on exam day. In fact, students who prepare with Becker, pass the CPA Exam at double the rate of non-Becker candidates. Student and candidate members qualify for a $300 discount off the full, four-part course tuition (cannot be combined with another offer).

PASS THE FIRST TIME. With Gleim's SmartAdapt(R) adaptive technology, exceptional candidate support and the best questions and answer explanations on the market, you will gain an understanding not only to pass the exam with confidence the first time but to be a successful professional.  The Premium Review course is an adaptive online course that creates a customized study path just for you that will help focus your studies on your troublesome topic areas; this helps save valuable study time.  The course comes complete with the largest bank of MCQs and task-based simulations on the market, Gleim Instruct video lectures, downloadable audio lectures, print and digital textbooks, digital notes, digital flashcards, unlimited practice exams and exam-emulating mock exams that mirror the actual exam. Student and candidate members qualify for 20% off Gleim's Premium Review System (Premium and Traditional).  You can purchase by the set or by the section.

LCPA Members save 35% on Surgent CPA Review

Surgent CPA Review can help you prepare for the CPA Exam, whether you’re a new candidate just beginning your exam preparation or a candidate who has tried other review courses without success. This 100% online course quickly reveals your unique areas of need and automatically creates customized study plans that focus you where you need the most help–reducing study time while making the time you do spend more effective. You can be assured of exam success the very first time with study tools like Surgent’s custom study plan, over 7,700 multiple choice questions, 400 task-based simulations, 350 bite-sized videos, integrated textbooks, complete practice exams, and flashcards. Plus, Surgent’s courses never expire, so students have unlimited access until they pass!

Claim your 35% LCPA Member discount, or take a free trial visit.

Wiley CPAexcel is your complete solution for CPA Exam success. Get the latest CPA review materials with unlimited updates. Student and candidate members qualify for 20% on all Wiley exam review products

Yaeger CPA Review course has it all. AdaptaPASS combines students' preferences and study techniques into account to create a customized study plan for every student. LCPA members get 20% off the four-part course bundle – over $30