Missouri CPA Exam Requirements


Education Requirements

150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? Yes
Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate

Additional Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of 33 semester hours in accounting (at least 1 course in Auditing and at least 18 semester hours of the accounting courses must be upper division accounting)
  • 27 semester hours in general business
  • May sit 60 days prior to meeting educational requirements


Baccalaureate with 150 semester hours.

Applicants from other jurisdictions with a signed job offer in MO should follow MO application process.

Residency Requirements

U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Applicant must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? Yes

Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 21

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Missouri CPA Exam Requirements exam fees

Initial Application Fee: $150
Audit: $193.45
Financial: $193.45
Regulation: $193.45
Business: $193.45
Total: $923.80

Special Fees: Re-exam registration fee $75 regardless of the number of parts requested.

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Missouri CPA Exam Requirements state board contacts

Missouri State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 613
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0613

Web: www.pr.mo.gov/accountancy.asp
Phone: 573-751-0012
Fax: 573-751-0890

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Missouri CPA Exam Requirements Application Process

  • Review exam requirements

    To sit for the CPA exam as a first-time four-part candidate in Missouri, follow these steps: Before applying for the exam, evaluate your current credentials. You must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of Missouri (or be regularly employed or have a place of business in the state), and you will need:

    1. A Bachelor's degree** from an accredited college or university with 150* credit hours, and

    2. 33 semester hours in accounting (at least 1 course in Auditing and at least 18 semester hours of the accounting courses must be upper division accounting level), and

    3. 27 semester hours in general business courses (i.e. Marketing, Management, Economics, Finance)

  • Submit your exam application, enroll in Becker
    If you meet the educational requirements, submit your application to the CPA Examination Services Missouri Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee. The application fee will be $150 and the exam fees will be $773.80 for a total of $923.80. Allow up to two weeks after receipt of application, fees and transcripts for processing. You are able to apply for one or more sections of the exam at a time; however, you are advised to only apply for a section of the examination if you are ready to take it within the next six months. Your name on the application should exactly match your name on your primary form of identification, which is usually your driver’s license. At this time you should also begin planning your study approach by making inquiries into CPA reviews available in your area. The Becker CPA Review offers classes live, online or self-study to accommodate the needs of all candidates.
  • Request and forward your transcripts
    Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is best to make plans to start your review at this time. The Becker CPA Review will significantly increase your chances of passing the exam.
  • Pay your exam fees
    After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.
  • Schedule your exam
    Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Ballwin, Creve Coeur, Jefferson City, Lees Summit, Raytown, Springfield, St. Joseph, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.