Missouri CPA Requirements

Missouri CPA Requirements

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Missouri CPA Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with 150 semester units 

Additional Requirements: 27 semester units of upper division accounting subjects and 33 semester units of general business subjects

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: 21

Additional Requirements: Candidate must 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 accounting experience in industry, government, academia or public practice. To sign reports or supervise attest services, the CPA will need 1 additional year of experience in attest work

Ethics Exam: Complete written exam in professional ethics acceptable to the Missouri Board

Missouri State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 613
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0613

Email: cpaes-mo@nasba.org, mosba@pr.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-0012
Fax: 573-751-0890

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $884.10

     *$75 re-examination application fee