CPA Exam Registration Requirements

Education Requirements

Credit Requirements: Minimum of 120 semester units, including Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Accounting OR AACSB-accredited Graduate Degree Minimum Degree Requirement: Baccalaureate Additional Requirements:

  • At least 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in accounting and ethics education, which must include at least:
    • Accounting and Related Subjects – 27 hours, which must include:
      • Auditing, Cost or Managerial Accounting, U.S. Federal Income Tax – 3 hours in each area (total 9 hours)
      • Financial Accounting – 9 hours
      • Elective Accounting Courses – 9 hours
    • Ethics – 3 hours
  • At least 21 undergraduate semester hours must be completed in at least in five of nine subject areas. These subject areas are: statistics, economics, corporation or business finance, management, marketing, U.S. business law, business communication, quantitative methods, and computer science/information systems.

Residency Requirements

Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required Minimum Age: 18 Additional Requirements: Applicants are not required to be a resident, employee, or keep office(s) in the state  

Application Fees

CPA Courses Cost
Initial Application or Transfer of Credit $60.00
Re-examination Application $60.00
Audit and Attestation (AUD) $208.40
Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) $208.40
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) $208.40
Regulation (REG) $208.40


State Board

Maryland Board of Public Accountancy 500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651 Phone: 410-230-6258 Fax: 410-333-6314 Connect with:

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