This page contains detailed information on Montana’s CPA Exam educational, professional, and legal requirements. You’ll also find information on obtaining the CPA license and renewing it.
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Credit Requirements: Applicants must complete 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours, including 24 hours of accounting-specific subjects and 24 hours in general business subjects, to sit for the exam.
Minimum degree: Baccalaureate or higher.
Additional Requirements: None.
Educational Requirement: Applicants have a Baccalaureate with 150 semester hours, including 24 hours in accounting-related subjects and 24 hours in general business courses.
Experience Requirements: To obtain a CPA license in Montana, applicants must obtain 2,000 hours of accounting or auditing experience within three years preceding the licensure application date.
Ethics Exam: Yes – Montana CPA candidates must pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.
Social Security Requirements: Yes
Participates in International Exam Program: Yes
Minimum Age: 18 years.
Citizenship: There is no residency or citizenship requirement for Montana CPA emanation or licensure.
More Requirements: None.
Initial application fee: $245
Registration fee: $100
Re-examination fees: re-examination applicants must pay a Board fee of $238.15 for each exam section and a registration fee of $100.
All fees are non-refundable.
Montana CPAs must renew their licenses annually by December 31.
Montana Board of Public Accountants requires all CPAs to complete 120 hours of CPE in a three-year rolling period, including 60 hours of technical subjects and two hours of accounting-specific ethics.