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State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020


Age Requirement 18
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
Social Security # Requirement Yes
Education Requirement for Licensure 150 hours (including B.A.)
Participates in International Examination Program Yes
Hours in Accounting: 30 undergraduate semester hours or 18 graduate hours covering financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. Also required: 24 undergraduate semester hours or 18 graduate semester hours of business courses (other than accounting courses), or an equivalent combination thereof.
Exam sitting requirements: B.A degree (120 hours) including 21 credits in accounting that include coverage in financial accounting, audit, management accounting and taxation. Must also complete 9 credits in business courses that include information systems, finance, and business law.
Experience Requirements: 1 year of experience at a public firm or 3 years of experience at a non-public firm (industry, government, academia or nonprofit), verified by a licensed CPA, providing any type of services or advise using accounting attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax and consulting skills.
Ethics Exam: No ethics exam
State Society

Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Allie Orlando


105 Chauncy Street

10th floor

Boston, MA




For college, reach out to Allie Orlando, Director of Academic and Career Development, and for high school, reach out to Upasana Prasad, Manager of Academic and Career Development.

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