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Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Massachusetts CPA requirements. There may be additional qualifications including continuing education or work experience. For help with further requirements, we offer FREE U.S. CPA Exam Eligibility Assessments to anyone purchasing or already purchased a 4-part Wiley CPAexcel Review Course. We will provide you continued support throughout the application process at no additional charge.

The data on this page was last reviewed and updated in January 2024.

CPA Exam Requirements in Massachusetts


Bachelor’s degree is required.
120 semester hours total, 21 specific accounting and 9 business.
See full education requirements on the Massachusetts Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Massachusetts Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
Massachusetts residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application Fee $130
Auditing $396.80
Financial $396.80
Regulation $396.80
Business Analysis and Reporting $396.80
Information Systems and Controls $396.80
Tax Compliance and Planning $396.80
Total: $1,717.20

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking. Fees are always subject to change.

Contact Information:

Christopher McGrath
Wiley CPAexcel Eligibility Advisor
Email: chmcgrath@wiley.com

CPA License Requirements in MA


80 hours of continuing education is required

150 semester hours


Work Experience

1 year of work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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