CPA Licensing Requirements in Maryland

  • Find A Program


For Candidates in Maryland who have Passed the Uniform CPA Exam

Experience Requirement

Maryland requires that applicants for licensure complete at least 2,000 hours of experience within the three-year period before submitting their application.

This experience must be earned under the supervision of a currently licensed CPA.

Education Requirement

Applicants for CPA licensure in Maryland must complete at least 30 additional semester hours, for a total of 150 semester hours, and hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum.

Ethics Exam Requirement

Applicants for CPA licensure in Maryland must complete the AICPA ethics exam before submitting their application.

Additional Requirements

  • Maryland candidates must submit an application for initial licensure
    • This can be done online through the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
      • There is a licensing fee of $22
  • CPA licenses are renewed every two years through the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
    • Renewal fee – $56

Continuing Professional Education Requirements

CPAs in Maryland must renew their licenses every two years, and within that time the following CPE requirements must be met:

  • Complete at least 80 CPE hours
    • Four of these hours must be in ethics
  • CPA’s applying for license renewal for the first time do not need to fulfill any CPE requirements