Below you will find the basic prerequisites, test center locations, exam fees, resources, and contact information to help you better understand all Maryland 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 Maryland


Baccalaureate degree is required
120 total semester hours

27 semester hours of accounting
3 semester hours of ethics

View Other Maryland Education Requirements.


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


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$67.00

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

Contact Information:

Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy


Phone: 410-230-6258

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

CPA License Requirements in MD


Continuing education is required.

150 total semester hours

21 semester hours of business


Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number 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.