Mississippi CPA Requirements

Mississippi CPA Requirements

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Mississippi CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with accounting concentration and 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper level or graduate level accounting (3 hours each must be in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management/cost accounting, and government/not-for-profit accounting)

24 semester hours of upper level business courses

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state, except when proctored by another jurisdiction.

Social Security Requirement: Yes

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

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: 1 year full time, supervised work experience within 5 years of license application that is paid or volunteered. Must include the use of accounting and auditing skills, including but not limited to: issuing reports on financial statements, management advisory services, financial advisory services, consulting services, preparing tax returns, furnishing tax advice

Ethics Exam: None

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449

Email: email@msbpa.state.ms.us
Phone: 601-354-7320
Fax: 601-354-7290

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $983.60

     *$Re-examination application fee varies