Massachusetts CPA Exam Requirements

Enjoy a walk on the Freedom Trail, explore the Museum of Fine Arts, and catch a game at Fenway Park as a CPA in MA! View the exam-sitting requirements, licensure requirements, and contact information for the Massachusetts State Board of Accountancy below.

CPA Exam Requirements

Check if you meet the requirements to sit for the exam.

Age: 18
Education: Bachelor's degree of 120 hours is required to sit for the exam 18 graduate hours or 30 undergraduate hours in accounting, business
Citizenship: Citizenship is not required.
Residency: Residency is not required.

Additional Education Requirements

CPA Licensure Requirements

Here’s what you need to become licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

Education: Bachelor's Degree of 150 semester hours is required.
Experience: 1 year of qualifying experience, including 1000 hours in the report function on full disclosure statements required. May also be substituted for one year of governmental field audit work.
Ethics: AICPA Ethics examination not required.

State Board Contacts

Get in touch with your local State Board of Accountancy.

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA
State Board Website


Initial Application Fee $195.00
AUD $193.45
BEC $173.60
FAR $193.45
REG $173.60
Total $929.10

Schedule Your Exam

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To receive your CPA license additional requirements may be necessary. As fees and rules may change, we recommend contacting your State Board of Accountancy for more information.

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