State Requirements

Massachusetts

State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 5/31/2019

Requirements

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


Erica DeBiase

617-303-2403

105 Chauncy Street

10th floor

Boston, MA

02111


Email: edebiase@mscpaonline.org

State Board
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