State & Territory Requirements
|Social Security # Requirement||No|
|Education Requirement for Licensure||150 hours (including B.A.)|
|Participates in International Examination Program||Yes|
|Hours in Accounting:||24 semester hours above the introductory level to include one course each in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. Also required to sit for the exam: 24 semester hours in non-accounting general business courses.|
|Exam sitting requirements:||24 semester hours in undergraduate accounting and 24 semester hours in non-accounting, general business courses|
|Experience Requirements:||2000 hours within at least 12 months having performed accounting and auditing functions ordinarily required in the practice of public accounting in the area of private, governmental, academic, or public accounting.|
|Ethics Exam:||Must pass AICPA Professional Ethics Exam for initial licensure.|
Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
317 N Cruse Ave, Suite 202
Montana Board of Public Accountants
301 S Park (59601)
P.O. Box 200513
Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services
As of July 1, 2015, Montana became a 1-tier state.
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