Maryland CPA Requirements

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Getting your Maryland CPA

CPA Exam Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: 120 semester units

Minimum Degree: Baccalaureate degree

Additional Requirements: Must complete 3 hours of each: auditing, cost accounting, US federal income tax, business ethics OR accounting ethics OR philosophy of ethics; 9 semester hours of financial accounting; and 9 semester hours of accounting electives; 3 semester hours of ethics

21 semester hours of business-related education from 5 of the 9 areas: computer science/information systems, quantitative methods, business communication, US business law, marketing, management, corporation or business finance, economics, statistics

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