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|Maryland's CPA Requirements|
|Disclosure: Please note that I do my best to keep these requirements up to date but seeing as there are more than 50 states and nations with individual requirements it is difficult for me to keep up with them all. Please verify each requirement with your state board of accountancy to ensure 100% accuracy and then post any errors in the comment box below to assist your fellow CPA'ers and I can update!|
|150 Hours Required to sit?||MD does not require 150 hours to sit, only to become licensed.
Note that 120 credit hours from an accredited university or educational institution is required.
|Accounting Course Requirements||MD requires 27 semester hours of accounting is required. This 27 hours must include a minimum of 21 hours in accounting related subjects and 3 hours of ethics. There are 2 education groups:
Group 1: Accounting and Ethics
- Each of these courses is required: auditing, cost accounting or managerial accounting, U.S. Federal Income Tax and ethics
- Minimum of 9 hours of financial accounting
- Minimum of 9 hours of accounting electives
- See board approved courses here
Group 2: Business Generals
- Courses in quantitative methods and IS may be used to complete the requirements for General business requirements
- 21 undergrad credit hours in 5 of 9 subject areas: statistics, economics, corporation or business finance, management, marketing, U.S. business law, business communication, quantitative methods, and computer science/information systems.
- See board approved courses here
|Business Course Requirements||Refer to Group 2 above|
|Business Law Requirements||Refer to Group 2 above|
|Ethics Exam||Required to take AICPA Ethics Exam|
|CPA License Requirements||
To obtain your CPA license MD requires:
|Need More Credit Hours?|
|CPAexcel Prep Courses|
|CPAexcel offers the University of North Alabama Professional Accounting Prep Program (all online courses) to assist you in meeting the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. They offer 8 3-credit hour accounting/business law courses. Each course is $475 per 3-credit hours which includes the cost of text books.
I have discussed this program with CPAexcel staff and the courses used incorporate technical material directly from their review course. So not only will you be getting course credit but you will be learning technical material that corresponds directly with the CPA exam.
You can read my comprehensive review of CPAexcel on the Top 10 CPA Review Course Comparison page
|If you want to learn more about CPAexcel's Course Prep Program you can follow this link: Earn University Accounting Credits|
|Roger CPA Prep Courses|
|Roger CPA offers an online review course that can count for up to 6 university credit hours. If you enroll in the Roger CPA Review for Academic Credit program you gain access to the Roger cyber campus program which has no residency requirement.
If you are looking for an efficient way to obtain your 150 hours then this is an ideal way to accomplish this requirement.
You can read my comprehensive review of Roger on the Top 10 CPA Review Course Comparison page
|You can find out more here: CPA Review for Academic Credit Program|
|Age & Residency Requirements|
|US Citizenship Required?||You are NOT Required by Maryland to be US Citizen to sit for the CPA exam|
|Residency of State Required?||Maryland does NOT require you to be a resident, employee, OR have an office in the state for you to take the CPA exam.|
|Minimum Age to Sit for the CPA Exam||Maryland requires the applicant to be at least 18 prior to sitting for the CPA exam|
|CPA Exam Fees|
|Maryland has fairly high exam fee rates. If you need to re-take a part there is a $60.00 re-application fee that you will have to pay.|
|Initial Application Fee:||$60|
|Special Fees:||Re-exam fees same as initial fees|
|State Board Contacts Tab|
|Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
|Visit The CPA Guide's FAQ section regarding common questions about the CPA Exam.|
|If you are interested in knowing more about how I passed the CPA exam or want to know more about being the best Public Accountant you can be then I recommend checking out my Accounting Blog here.|
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