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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 Michigan 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 June 2020.

CPA Exam Requirements in Michigan


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting (3 must be in audit)
24 semester hours of business
See full education requirements on the Michigan Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Michigan Education Requirements.


US citizenship is not required.
Michigan residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee: $147.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $980.60

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

Contact Information:

Michigan Board of Accountancy
Email: bplhelp@michigan.gov
Dept of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
611 W. Ottawa, 3rd Floor
Lansing, MI 48933

CPA License Requirements in MI


Continuing education is required.

150 semester hours


Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number required.

Pass the AICPA Ethics Exam.

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

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