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Maine CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Maine

Curious how to become a CPA in Maine? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Maine. Navigate through the tabs below for a comprehensive overview of your state’s specific CPA requirements, including: education and residency requirements, licensure details, who to contact, and how much the exam costs.

120

Semester Units

2

Years of Experience

$1,070

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Maine CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 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

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 120 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

State Board Contacts

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

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $170
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1069.96

   *$75 re-examination application fee

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