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Massachusetts CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Massachusetts

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

150

Semester Units

1

Years of Experience

$1,095

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

None

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Massachusetts CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

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

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester 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

State Board Contacts

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

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $195
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1094.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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