Experience Requirement Information

How much experience do I need?
The Missouri Accountancy Law specifies that you must complete one year of general experience - and that a licensed CPA verify this experience (the endorser).

Effective August 28, 2001, the Board's statutes require that all applicants applying for an initial license must demonstrate that they have a minimum of one (1) year of experience consisting of full or part-time employment that extends over a period of no less than one (1) year and no more than three (3) years and includes no fewer than two-thousand (2,000) hours.

What qualifies as "work experience"?
The Missouri State Board defines experience as "any type of service or advice involving the use of accounting, attest, review, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills including governmental accounting, budgeting or auditing. Experience may include employment in industry, government, academia or public practice."

How do I document the experience?
You will document your experience on your application for initial license. Both you and your endorser have sections to complete on the application.

If you need assistance as you interpret the law and substantiate this experience, please contact Kathy Meyer, CPA, at (800) 264-7966 or kmeyer@mocpa.org.

This information was compiled as a resource for CPA candidates, but please check with the Missouri State Board of Accountancy to obtain the latest candidate information or to confirm specific requirements.