CPA Requirements

In Minnesota, CPA candidates are expected to meet the following requirements (Minnesota State Board of Accountancy)

  • To sit for the exam:
    • Bachelor's degree and completed at least 24 semester hours in accounting at the undergraduate or graduate level, including the following required courses: financial accounting, auditing, taxation and management accounting. An additional minimum of 24 semester hours in business-related or accounting courses at the undergraduate or graduate level are also required. 
  • To earn the CPA certificate:
    • 150 hours. No specific courses required if you met the requirements to sit for the exam.
    • Additional information can be found at the MNCPA Website

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Some states require the additional 30 credits to be accounting/business related courses.