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Montana CPA Requirements

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How to Become a CPA in Montana

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

$1,145

in Application Fees

No

Residency or Citizenship
Requirements

One

Mandatory State Ethics Exam`

Yes

Participates​ in International
Exam Program

Getting your Montana CPA

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CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: Recommended 120 credit hours

Minimum Degree: None

Additional Requirements:
At least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of accounting courses above the introductory level, to include one course in each of the following:  Financial accounting; Auditing; Taxation; Management accounting; AND At least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in non-accounting, general business courses. Examples of business courses include information systems, business law, finance, economics, marketing, ethics, organizational behavior, quantitative applications in business and communication skills.


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: No

Educational Requirement: 150 semester units (225 quarter units) required for certification, including Bachelor’s Degree

Participates in International Exam Program: Yes

Experience Requirements: 1 year of experience (2000 hours) verified by a licensed CPA

Ethics Exam: Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam

State Board Contacts

Montana State Board of Public Accountants
301 S Park
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Email: cpaes-mt@nasba.orgdlibsdpac@mt.gov
Phone: 406-841-2389
Fax: 406-841-2323

CPA Fees

Initial Application Fees $245
AUD $224.99
BEC $224.99
FAR $224.99
REG $224.99
Total $1144.96

   *$100 re-examination application fee

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