Mississippi State Board generally requires an accounting concentration in order to sit for the examination, with 48 semester hours of upper division or graduate classes in accounting and general business.
Please also note that only local residents are granted CPA license in this state.
Mississippi CPA Requirements
1. Education Requirements to Sit for the Exam
- Bachelor degree or above with accounting concentration.
- 150 semester units from an accredited university or educational institution.
- Must have at least 48 semester units of upper-division accounting or business courses.
- Accounting courses: 24 semester units, including 3 units for each of:
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Government/Not for Profit Accounting
- Other general business courses: 24 semester units.
2. Additional Mississippi CPA Requirements for the License
- 1 year of relevant work experience, supervised and verified by a CPA licensee.
- None required.
3. Mississippi CPA Requirements on Residency & Age
- US citizenship not required.
- Candidate must be a resident or “have a place for regular transaction of business within this state”.
- Minimum age: none.
- First-timers: $723 (4 CPA exam fees) + $150 (initial application fee).
5. Continuing Education Requirement
CPE is needed for license holders. Please click here for Mississippi CPA CPE requirements.
6. Other Useful Information
Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 601-354-7320
- Fax: 601-354-729
What if these CPA Requirements don’t Work for Me?
You may want to check out these pages to learn about the educational and experience requirements, with my recommendation at the end of the posts:
- CPA educational requirements: Rules, Obstacles and Solutions
- States with more flexible CPA experience requirements
- How to get extra credit hours for the 150-hour rule
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