Mississippi CPA Requirements

Are you looking to take the CPA Exam as an exam candidate for Mississippi? 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 Mississippi, 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 Mississippi CPA requirements. For example, did you know that you need at least 48 semester hours of upper-level accounting and business courses in order to sit for the exam?

Please note that obtaining a CPA license in MS 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 Mississippi


  • Baccalaureate degree is required.
  • 120 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
  • 24 semester hours upper-level accounting course minimum including 3 hours in each of the following: Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Management Accounting, and Government/Not for Profit Accounting
  • See full education requirements on the Mississippi Board of Accountancy website.

View Other Mississippi Education Requirements.

Mississippi State Requirements & Education Options

Minimum 48 semester hours upper division or graduate level accounting and business related courses. Accounting courses must be a minimum 24 of the 48 hours and include at minimum, three semester hours in:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Government/Not for Profit Accounting


US citizenship is not required.
Mississippi residency is required.


NO Age Requirement.

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Exam Fees:
Initial Application Fee: $150.00
Audit: $208.40
Financial: $208.40
Regulation: $208.40
Business: $208.40
Total: $983.60

*Registration fee for re-examination depends on the number of parts you are retaking.

Contact Information:
Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
Email: executivedirector@msbpa.state.ms.us
Phone: 601-354-7320

5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449

CPA License Requirements in Mississippi


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

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