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Becoming a Certified Public Accountant…

There are no limits to the career opportunities!

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The terms accountant and CPA interchangeably, but there are several big differences.  The CPA, credential carries enormous weight in business and financial circles. This is reflected in the wide array of career opportunities—in public accounting, business, and industry, government, and education—for CPAs and the strong employment outlook.

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CPA licensure requires:
Education & Experience & Examination

The Maine Board of Accountancy grants a license of Certified Public Accountant to a person who:

  • Is of good moral character
  • Completes 150 semester hours of college education
  • Passes the Uniform CPA Examination
  • Satisfies the experience requirements
  • Files an application for a CPA Certificate with the Maine Board of Accountancy and pays required fees

More Resources

NASBA’s Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Bulletin provides more detailed information regarding the computerized exam

Browse FAQ from the AICPA’s CPA Examination website

For more information about CPA licensure in the State of Maine:

Maine Board of Accountancy
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

For more information or to obtain an application to take the Uniform CPA Exam in Maine:

CPA Examination Services
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37219-2417