Maine CPA Requirements

Maine CPA Requirements

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Maine CPA Requirements

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Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: 15 semester hours of accounting with at least 3 hours in auditing and attestation and one or more of the following: financial accounting and reporting for business, financial accounting for government and not-for-profit, auditing and attestation services, manager/cost accounting, taxation, fraud examination, internal controls and risk assessment, financial state analysis, accounting research and analysis, tax research and analysis, accounting information systems, ethics relevant to the practice of public accounting

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

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 Semester hours

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 2 years 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

Maine Board of Accountancy
Department of Prof. & Fin. Regulation
Office of Lic. & Reg., 35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Email: cpaes-me@nasba.org
Phone: 207-624-8603
Fax: 207-624-8637

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

     *$75 re-examination application fee