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Michigan CPA Requirements

See what you need to become a CPA in Michigan. Download your FREE Michigan CPA Requirements Guide to learn everything you need to become a CPA in MI!

How to Become a CPA in Michigan

Curious how to become a CPA in Michigan? You’re in the right spot. Welcome to your one-stop-shop for CPA Requirements in Michigan. 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.

150

Semester Units

2,000

Hours of Experience

$1,047

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

None

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Michigan CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units (180 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree in Accounting

Additional Requirements: If degree is not in accounting, must complete 3 semester hours in auditing, 21 hours in financial accounting and accounting theory, managerial accounting, accounting systems and controls, US federal taxation, and government accounting
Must also have completed 24 semester hours in general business subjects


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: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 2,000 hours of work experience gained through employment in government, industry, academia, or public practice, submitted to LARA for approval

Ethics Exam: None

State Board Contacts

Michigan Board of Accountancy
Dept. of Labor & Economic Growth
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909-7518

Email: cpaes-mi@nasba.orgbcslic@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-241-9249
Fax: 517-373-2162

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $147
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1046.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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