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


Baccalaureate degree or higher is required.
150 semester hours is required to sit for the CPA exam.
48 semester hours in upper division or graduate level accounting and business-related courses
24 semester hours in accounting courses minimum including 3 hours in each of the following: Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Management/Cost Accounting, and Government/Not for Profit Accounting
See full education requirements on the Mississippi Board of Accountancy website.

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US citizenship is not required.
Mississippi residency is not required.


NO Age Requirements.

Exam Fees:

Initial Application Fee:$150.00

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

Contact Information:

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
Phone: 601-354-7320
5 Old River Place, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202-3449

CPA License Requirements in MN


Continuing education is required.

Work Experience

Work experience is required.

Other Qualification

Social Security Number 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.