Minnesota’s CPA examination and licensing requirements might differ from other states, so you should be familiar with the state-specific policies. This guide covers everything you need to know to become a CPA in Minnesota.
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Credit Requirements: To sit for Minnesota CPA Exam, one must obtain a Baccalaureate with at least 24 hours in intermediate or advanced-level accounting covering each of the following subjects:
Minimum degree: Baccalaureate.
Additional Requirements: None.
Educational Requirement: Minnesota CPA license applicants must complete 150 semester hours from an accredited educational institution, including 48 hours in business-related subjects and intermediate or higher-level accounting coursework.
Experience Requirements: Minnesota CPA candidates must obtain one year of professional experience in the accounting field verified by a licensed, active CPA. The supervisor must be licensed in the same state where the applicant has gained experience.
Ethics Exam: Yes – Minnesota CPA candidates must sit for the AICPA Professional Ethics Exam within two years preceding the certificate application date.
Social Security Requirements: Yes
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Minimum Age: 18 years.
Citizenship: Applicants meet one of the following residency requirements to sit for the exam:
More Requirements: None.
Minnesota CPA certificates expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed by that date.
Minnesota CPAs must complete a minimum of 120 CPE hours each three-year rolling period, including 8 hours in regulatory or behavioral ethics. At least 24 hours must be obtained from attending group or blended programs and 60 hours from technical learning activities. Not more than 60 hours can be obtained from presenting qualifying courses or seminars or authoring articles.
A detailed guide on becoming a CPA in Minnesota CPA Exam is here.
Note: Read Minnesota Statutes regarding licensure and regulation of accountants on the Minnesota Board of Accountancy official page.