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State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/26/2020


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

Erinn Donnell


317 N Cruse Ave, Suite 202

Helena, MT



State Board

Montana Board of Public Accountants


301 S Park (59601)

P.O. Box 200513

Helena, MT


Information for first-time applicants - CPA Examination Services


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

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