Massachusetts CPA Requirements

Massachusetts CPA Requirements

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Massachusetts CPA Requirements

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Education 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

Residency Requirements

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

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Email: cpaes-ma@nasba.org
Phone: 617-727-1806
Fax: 617-727-2197

Initial Application Fees $195
AUD $208.40
BEC $208.40
FAR $208.40
REG $208.40
Total $1,028.60

     *Re-examination application fee varies