Missouri (MO) CPA Exam Requirements

Missouri (MO) CPA Exam Requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA examination by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Missouri CPA Exam requirements:

Missouri CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the Exam? Yes
  • Minimum of 33 semester hours in accounting (at least 1 course in Auditing and at least 18 semester hours of the accounting courses must be upper division accounting)
  • 27 semester hours in general business
  • May sit 60 days prior to meeting educational requirements

Missouri CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 21

Missouri CPA Exam Residency Requirements

-U.S. Citizenship Required: No
-Must be a resident, employee, OR have office in the state? Yes

Application Process

1. Review the exam requirements

2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review

3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application, this is a great time to begin studying with Surgent CPA Review.

4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months; however, since every third is non-testing, the NTS covers four testing months.

5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Ballwin, Creve Coeur, Jefferson City, Lees Summit, Raytown, Springfield, St. Joseph, or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

Key Exam Process Links for Missouri

Missouri CPA Application Process

Missouri CPA Application Forms

Missouri CPA Statutes

Missouri CPA Exam FAQs

AICPA

NASBA

State CPA Society

Missouri CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $150

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $884.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fee (varying amounts based on number of parts)