Massachusetts CPA Requirements
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How to Become a CPA in Massachusetts
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CPA Exam Requirements
Credit Requirements: 120 semester hours (180 quarter hours)
Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree
Additional Requirements: 21 semester hours of accounting, including coverage of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management/cost accounting
9 semester hours of business, including coverage of business law, finance, and information systems
Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required
Minimum Age: 18
Additional Requirements: It is not necessary to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state
Social Security Requirement: Yes
Educational Requirement: 150 hours (including Bachelor's Degree)
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Experience Requirements: Must have 1 year of work experience verified by a licensed CPA and complete experience affidavit. May be fulfilled before, during, or after passing the CPA Exam.
Ethics Exam: None
|Initial Application Fees||$195|
*Re-examination application fee varies