Missouri CPA Requirements 2017 (Rules on Exam and Licensing)

Missouri CPA requirementsMissouri has a relatively strict educational requirement: 33 credit hours for accounting and an additional 27 hours in general business. Candidates are required to fulfill 150  credit hours in order to sit for the CPA exam.

Please also note that only local residents are granted CPA license in this state.

Missouri 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
  • Accounting courses: 33 semester units, including:
    • at least 18 units in upper division accounting (junior/senior level)
    • 1 course in auditing
  • General business courses: 27 semester units e.g. marketing, management, economics, finance

Special Note: May sit 60 days prior to meeting educational requirements.

2. Additional Missouri CPA Requirements to Obtain the License

Education

  • None.

Work Experience

  • 1 year of either public or non-public accounting experience.
  • Part-time work is accepted as long as it totals 2,000 hours of accounting experience completed between 1 to 3 years.
  • The application does not specify that the experience has to be supervised by this CPA, but please double check with the State Board on the details.

Ethics Qualification

3. Missouri CPA Requirements on Residency & Age

  • US citizenship not required.
  • Candidate must be a resident, employee, or keep an office in the state.
  • Minimum age: 21.

4. Fees

  • First-timers: $774 + application fee.

5. Continuing Education

CPE is required for license holders. Please click here for Missouri CPA CPE requirements.

6. Other Useful Information

7. Contact

Missouri State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 613
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0613

  • Email: cpaes-mo@nasba.org, mosba@pr.mo.gov
  • Phone: (573) 751-0012
  • Fax: (573) 751-0890

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:

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  • Bansari Kinkhabwala says:

    I am Indian Chartered Accountant and master degree holder also. I have an experience in various fields like Accounting, Auditing, Business laws and Taxation. My total experience as Chartered Accountant is more than 5 years. Currently I am working with renowned MNC since last more than 3.5 years.

    I want to know about my eligibility criteria for CPA in USA. Whether my work experience will be counted for eligibility criteria to get the licence for CPA?

    Kindly help.

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