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Mississippi CPA Requirements

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

How to Become a CPA in Mississippi

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

1

Years of Experience

$1,050

in Application Fees

Yes

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

No

Mandatory State Ethics Exam

No

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Mississippi CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 150 semester units (225 quarter units)

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate with accounting concentration and 150 semester units

Additional Requirements: 24 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in upper level or graduate level accounting (3 hours each must be in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management/cost accounting, and government/not-for-profit accounting).
24 semester hours of upper level business courses


Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is not required

Minimum Age: None

Additional Requirements: Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state, except when proctored by another jurisdiction.

State License Requirements

Social Security Requirement: Yes

Educational Requirement: 150 Semester hours (including Bachelor’s Degree)

Participates in International Exam Program: No

Experience Requirements: one year meaningful experience gained by full time employment within three years from the date of successful completion of the CPA examination, under the supervision and direction of a CPA licensee such as:

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Management Advisory
  • Financial Advisory
  • Preparation of Tax Returns or Tax Advice

 

Ethics Exam: None

 

*Must apply for license within 3 years of passing the exam

State Board Contacts

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449

Email: email@msbpa.state.ms.us
Phone: 601-354-7320
Fax: 601-354-7290

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $150
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1049.96

   *Re-examination application fee varies

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