Minnesota generally requires an accounting concentration in order to sit for the examination, but work experience can be used to waive the degree requirement.
Please also note that only local residents are granted CPA certification in this state.
Candidates should fulfill ONE of the following:
(a) Graduate degree in accounting
(b) Graduate degree in business
(c) Undergraduate degree in accounting or business
(d) Undergraduate degree
Special note: May sit 180 days prior to meeting educational requirements, of 90 days prior to the sitting for the exam.
*Launched in Apr 2016* The NASBA Experience Verification service is now available to those who do not have access to an active U.S. CPA for verification.
Please click here for Minnesota CPA CPE requirements, which are mandatory for active license holders.
Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
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