State Requirements


State & Territory Requirements

Last Updated 6/7/2019


Age Requirement None
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: 120 hours (B.A. Degree)
Experience Requirements: 1 year 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


46 N Last Chance Gulch Ste 2D

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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