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last updated 1/24/2018


Age Requirement: 21
Citizenship Requirement: No
Residency Requirement: Yes
Social Security Number Requirement: Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including a baccalaureate degree)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in accounting: 33 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting (1 course must be auditing and 18 hours must be in upper level accounting; 27 semester hours in general business courses (i.e., marketing, management, economics, finance, etc.)
Exam sitting requirements: Must be within 60 days of completing education requirement
Experience requirements: 1 year accounting experience in industry, government, academia or public practice. To sign reports or supervise attest services, the CPA will need 1 additional year of experience in attest work.
Ethics exam: Complete written exam in professional ethics acceptable to the Missouri Board

The Es of becoming a CPA

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The Es of becoming a CPA

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Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

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