Maryland (MD) CPA Exam requirements state that you must be declared eligible for the CPA Exam and then licensed by the state. A candidate becomes eligible for the CPA Exam by meeting specific requirements that are determined by the board of accountancy for their specific jurisdiction. Below are the various Maryland CPA Exam requirements:

Maryland CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • At least 27 semester hours of accounting and a minimum of 21 hours in related subjects plus 3 hours of ethics.
  • Need 150 hours to be granted license but do not need 150 to sit for the CPA Exam.

Maryland CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: 18

Maryland CPA Exam Residency Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No
  • Must be a resident, employee OR have office in the state? No

Application Process

  1. Review the exam requirements
  2. Submit the exam application + enroll in Surgent CPA Review
  3. Request and forward transcripts. Contact any educational institutions attended and request that transcripts be forwarded to the State Board for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application it is an excellent time to start studying with Surgent CPA Review.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, the State Board will issue your Authorization to Test (ATT) to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). You will receive a Notice to Schedule (NTS) which is good for six months.
  5. Schedule your exam. Your NTS allows you to start scheduling your exams. You can sit for the exam parts in any sequence so you can plan your reviews to coincide with your exam scheduling. The most efficient approach is to sit for two parts in each exam window; however, exam fees paid for parts not taken are not refundable. Exam times are scheduled with Prometric and can be set up online at You can take the exam at a site in Baltimore, Bethesda, Columbia, Lanham, Salisbury, Towson, Woodlawn or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

Maryland CPA Application Process

Maryland CPA Application Forms

Maryland CPA Statutes



State CPA Society

Maryland CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $60

Audit: $200

Financial: $200

Regulation: $180

Business: $180

Total: $820

Other fees: Re-exam fees same as initial fees