Michigan (MI) 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 Michigan CPA Exam requirements:

Michigan CPA Exam Education Requirements

  • Minimum Degree Required: Baccalaureate
  • 150 Semester Hours Required to Sit for the CPA Exam? No
  • 24 semester hours in accounting and 24 semester hours in general business subjects
  • Need 150 hours to be granted certificate but do not need 150 to sit for exam.
  • May submit application while enrolled in baccalaureate program, but all courses must be completed prior to sitting for the first exam section.

Michigan CPA Exam Age Requirements

Age Minimum: None

Michigan 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 CPA Examination Services for their evaluation. If you do not expect any problems in processing your application, this is a great time to get started with your Surgent CPA Review studies.
  4. Pay the exam fees. After receiving the required information, CPA Examination Services 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 www.prometric.com/cpa. You can take the exam at a site in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Livonia, Sault Ste. Marie, Troy or any other Prometric location that is convenient to you.

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Michigan CPA Exam Fees

Initial Application Fee: $147

Audit: $193.45

Financial: $193.45

Regulation: $173.60

Business: $173.60

Total: $881.10

Other fees: Re-exam registration fee (varying amounts based on number of parts)