Minnesota CPA Requirements

Minnesota CPA Requirements

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Minnesota CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with an accounting concentration. May sit with lesser or no degree if experience requirements are satisfied

Additional Requirements:

Pathway 1: Graduate degree with concentration in accounting

Pathway 2: Graduate Degree from accredited business school WITH at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate accounting including financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting

Pathway 3: Bachelor's Degree from accredited business school WITH at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate accounting, including financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting AND at least 24 semester hours of business courses or additional accounting courses

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate does not have to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor's Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year (2,000 hours) experience in public practice, government, industry, or academia; verified by a CPA who holds a valid license at date of verification

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam 

Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101

Email: cpaes-mn@nasba.org

Phone: 651-296-7938

Fax: 651-282-2644

Initial Application Fees $190
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $1,023.60

     *$115 re-examination application fee