Becoming a CPA

As a future CPA, there are no limits to the career opportunities available to you!

CPAs are well respected by their communities and by business leaders. With a CPA certificate, you show strategic preparation and dedication that result in great credibility. The possibilities are endless -- CPAs work in many varied fields including entertainment, technology, criminal investigation, environmental work, travel, food and fashion, sports and so much more.

Education + Examination + Experience = CPA Certification Requirements in Maine

The CPA Certificate is granted to those who have met the requirements for practicing public accounting as enacted by the State of Maine for the benefit and protection of its citizens.

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

  • Satisfies the experience requirements
  • Files an application for a CPA Certificate with the Maine Board of Accountancy and pays required fees

Finding a College

Explore your options at Maine colleges and universities with accounting programs.

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Taking the CPA Exam

Follow these five steps to take the CPA Exam in Maine and be well on your way to a successful career as a CPA!

Don’t forget: MECPA student members get a discount on CPA Exam Review courses!

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

Jenny Dalbeck

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


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