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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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours
24 semester hours of accounting
24 semester hours of business
Graduate degrees
Please see full education requirements for qualification options & semester hour breakdown on the Minnesota Board of Accountancy website.

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US citizenship is not required.
Minnesota residency is required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Education Evaluation Application $90.00
Auditing $344.80
Financial $344.80
Regulation (REG) $344.80
Business Analysis and Reporting $344.80
Information Systems and Controls $344.80
Tax Compliance and Planning $344.80
Total: $1,469.20

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

Contact Information:

Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
Email: Doreen.frost@state.mn.us
Phone: 651-296-7938
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St Paul, MN 55101-2143

CPA License Requirements in MN


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

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