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Missouri CPA Exam Requirements


For Candidates in Missouri that have not Taken the Uniform CPA Exam

The Missouri State Board of Accountancy is responsible for licensing and regulating all CPAs practicing in the state. The board was established nearly 110 years ago and now operates as a unit of the Division of Professional Registration within the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration.

CPA exam applicants in Missouri apply to take the exam directly through NASBA’s CPA Exam Services after satisfying all requirements for candidacy as established and maintained by the board.

Education Requirements

CPA exam applicants in Missouri must complete the full 150 semester hour requirement and hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum in order to schedule the exam.

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The 150 semester hours must include:

  • A minimum of 33 semester hours in accounting
    • At least one course must be in auditing
    • At least 18 semester hours must be in upper-level accounting
  • A minimum of 27 semester hours in business courses (not including accounting classes)

Education requirements may be fulfilled no more than 60 days following the test date.

General Requirements

Applicants must be a resident of, regularly employed in, or otherwise have a place of business in Missouri.

Fee Requirements

These fees must be paid before Missouri exam applicants can sit for the CPA exam:

  • Application fee – $132
  • Registration fees:
    • All four examination sections – $124
    • Three examination sections – $108
    • Two examination sections – $92
    • One examination section – $71
  • Examination fees:
    • Auditing and Attestation (AUD) – $192.03
    • Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) – $192.03
    • Business Environmental and Concepts (BEC) – $172.51
    • Regulation (REG) – $172.51

Prometric testing sites in Missouri can be found in the following cities:

  • Jefferson City
  • St. Louis
  • Springfield
  • Lees Summit
  • Kansas City

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