State Requirements

Montana

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020

Requirements

Age Requirement No
Citizenship Requirement No
Residency Requirement No
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.
State Society

Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants


Molly Holahan

406-442-7301

46 N Last Chance Gulch Ste 2D

Helena, MT

59601


Email: molly@mscpa.org

State Board

Montana Board of Public Accountants


406-841-2389

301 S Park (59601)

P.O. Box 200513

Helena, MT

59620-0513


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services

Notes


As of July 1, 2015, Montana became a 1-tier state.

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