Process Step by Step
Become a CPA in Minnesota
Becoming a CPA in Minnesota is a multi-step process. You must meet the education requirements, pass the CPA exam, pass an ethics exam, gain the required experience and then apply for a certificate.
Keep in mind that the application/qualifications for the exam and the application/qualifications for the CPA certification are two distinctly different processes.
Take the self-study ethics course and exam.
Purchase the course through the MNCPA (free for new associate members) and complete the exam to fulfill the ethics requirement.
About the ethics requirement
Meet the experience requirement.
You need a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience in an accounting field to qualify for certification.
Get your accounting experience
Apply for certification.
Once you’ve completed the four E’s (education, exam, ethics and experience), apply for a certificate to practice through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.
Apply for a CPA certificate
Have certification questions?
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy issues all CPA certificates in the state, including your initial certificate. Should you have questions regarding where you stand in the certification process, the BOA can be reached at 651-296-7938 or visit them online.