Maryland CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Maryland? Each state or region in the United States has a different set of requirements in order to sit for the test. If you are considering Maryland, you should first understand if you meet all of the necessary qualifications including education, residency, and age requirements. Below you will find the appropriate prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Maryland CPA requirements. For example, did you know that you need to be at least 18 years old in order to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in MD may require additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in November 2017.


CPA Exam Requirements in Maryland

Education

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Maryland State Requirements & Education Options

Currently:
51 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting of a baccalaureate or higher degree that meets the following requirement: A major in accounting on the baccalaureate level, or its substantial equivalent from an institution that is a member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; is accredited by the Middles States Association of Colleges and Schools; or the equivalent regional accrediting association for other regional areas; or is recognized and approved by the Board. Effective 10/1/11: The applicant shall have completed for the degree a curriculum that the Board considers to constitute: (1) a major in accounting; or (2) a substantial equivalent to a major in accounting, of which required credits or courses may be taken at any 2- or 4-year regionally accredited institution of higher education. The degree required under this section shall be awarded by a school, college, university, or other institution that: (1) is a member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, (2) is a member of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; (3) is accredited by or is a constituent unit of an institutional accredited by: (i) the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, or (ii) the equivalent regional accrediting association for other regional areas; or (4) is recognized and approved by the Board. The Board may use the services of any institution that it considers appropriate to determine what constitutes a substantial equivalent to a major in accounting under subsection (b)(2) of this section. If the Board uses an institution to determine curriculum equivalencies, the Board may accept as final the determination of that institution.

Residency

US citizenship is not required.
Maryland residency is not required.

Age

Minimum age:
18 Years Old

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Contact Information:
Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
Email: dgring@dllr.state.md.us
Phone: 410-230-6258
Address:

500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

CPA License Requirements in Maryland

Education

Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number is required.
Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

Getting your CPA license in Maryland can mean that additional requirements must be met. Since fees, requirements, and rules may change on a frequent basis, we highly recommend contacting the Maryland State Board of Accountancy for complete licensing information.


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