May courses other than accounting and business law courses be creditable toward the 24-semester hour requirement?
Yes. Up to 6 semester hours of appropriate non-accounting courses may be creditable. This includes finance courses that are primarily concerned with the development, analysis, and presentation of financial data. However, the courses must have as a prerequisite one or more clearly identifiable accounting course that the employee has completed. There are some courses that are not creditable even though they have an accounting prerequisite. These include bookkeeping-type courses, which are never creditable toward the 24 semester hours. Employees should seek guidance prior to taking a non-accounting course that has an accounting prerequisite to make sure that it is creditable toward the 24-semester hour requirement.