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Maine is a relatively easy state in which to sit for the CPA Exam. For the education requirement, Maine simply expects candidates to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher within 120 days following the examination.
However, the board has a strict experience requirement: they demand 2 years of public accounting experience. But, the board will consider non-public accounting experience to determine if it is substantially equivalent.
Furthermore, Maine requires candidates to have a social security number as well.
The NASBA Experience Verification service is available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
Note on Social Security Numbers
The disclosure of your social security number is mandatory in the license application form. Catherine Caroll kindly confirmed the understanding via email:
Yes, Maine Law requires individuals seeking licensure with this department must provide a social security number issued by the U.S. Social Security Administration. There is no exemption to this provision even to those previously licensed.
Catherine M. Carroll
CPE is a must for license holders. Click here for Maine CPA CPE requirements.
Maine Board of Accountancy
Department of Prof. & Fin. Regulation
Office of Lic. & Reg.
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
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